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Community Outreaches

Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County

2nd Annual All Moms/All Babies One Mile Color Walk/Run 

DOH-Santa Rosa hosted the 2nd Annual All Moms All Babies One Mile Color Walk/Run on Saturday, April 13 at Bagdad Mill Site Park. Event was held to celebrate National Minority Health Month and promote breastfeeding for all babies and a healthier community. The outreach event was organized by DOH-Santa Rosa WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator Elisabeth Jordan and Minority Health Liaison Erin Moore.

Approximately 260 people participated in the Color Walk/Run which doubled last year’s turnout.  Attendees were showered with colorful powder as they travelled the one-mile course. Healthy refreshments and educational information on breastfeeding and healthy movement via the Move Your Way campaign were provided. Local organizations provided attendees with nutrition and wellness resources and Delta Fitness assisted by leading warm-up dance sessions before the event.

DOH-Santa Rosa continues its work to increase both breastfeeding rates and physical activity through community outreach events. Congratulations to both Lis and Erin on their execution of another incredible All Moms All Babies One Mile Color Walk/Run.  

Milton Senior Expo & Health Fair 

DOH-Santa Rosa continues their commitment to age-friendly public health initiatives by participating in the Senior Expo & Health Fair hosted by RSVP. The event took place Friday, March 15 at the Clyde L. Gracey Community Center in Milton. Attendees interacted with professionals to discuss healthy aging topics including retirement living and preventative health screenings. To celebrate National Nutrition Month, DOH-Santa Rosa Community Health team members provided older adults with valuable information about health and nutrition, the dangers of tobacco, tobacco cessation resources, diabetes prevention and ways to lead an active life.