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Florida Health Opens Application Window for Emergency Responder Support to Combat Opioids

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Tallahassee, Fla.—In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic the Florida Department of Health has initiated the second funding cycle of the Helping Emergency Responders Obtain Support (HEROS) Program, which distributes medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. The application period is open to eligible emergency responder agencies until December 31, 2018.

The Florida Department of Health recognizes December 2-8, 2018 as National Influenza Vaccination Week. The department along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind everyone that even though the holiday season has arrived, there is still time to get your flu vaccination. It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older receive the vaccine each year to protect against illness.

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Congressman Neal Dunn hosted a roundtable at Chipola College focusing on the Opioid epidemic challenging the Jackson County area and state. DOH-Jackson Health Officer Sandon S. Speedling, MHS, CPM participated to provide perspective from the local public department. Reducing the demand of over-prescribing, cutting off the illicit drug supply, assisting those struggling with addiction through evidence-based treatment and recovery support services were discussion outcomes. ================================================ Human trafficking victims are men, women, and children of all socio-economic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. Look beneath the surface—a victim of human trafficking may look like many of the people you see each day. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Find out more about human trafficking at the National Human Trafficking Hotline http://bit.ly/2f3Yjlm ================================================ FDOH JACKSON COUNTY FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The Family Planning program at Jackson County Health Department is a federally funded program open to women of childbearing age and their partners.

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