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Milton, FL — The Santa Rosa County Health Department (Santa Rosa CHD) is celebrating National Breastfeeding Month this August. This year's theme is Support Changes Everything. In observance of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, breastfeeding support staff from Santa Rosa CHD attended the Global Big Latch On hosted by Birthing Tree, LLC at Northridge Church on East Nine Mile Road in Pensacola, Saturday, August 3. This year's event was attended by 172, with 47 mothers participating in the Latch On. 

Today, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared a Public Health Emergency to address the increase in Hepatitis A cases in Florida due to the current national outbreak. The declaration builds upon the Public Health Advisory that was issued by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) on November 18, 2018 and reemphasizes the importance of the Hepatitis A vaccination as the best way to prevent Hepatitis A infection.

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Early Detection is important. Women 64 years and younger who do not have insurance that covers a mammogram may qualify for free or low-cost services.

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