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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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May is Lupus Awareness Month

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This May, in recognition of Lupus Awareness Month, the Florida Department of Health is working to raise awareness about lupus. Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood disease that ravages different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with and a challenge to treat.

The best things for us in life don’t always come easy. That’s certainly true for physical health. Everyone knows exercise will do them some good, but few are willing to put in the time and effort. And who can blame them?

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A Community Health Assessment (CHA) helps identify the strengths and weaknesses that impact a community’s health. The CHA is the first step in developing a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Escambia County’s next CHIP is planned for publication in 2019.

We would like your input! As part of our CHIP development, we are using a brief CHA survey to learn more how you see the health of our community. Anyone in Escambia County, Florida is welcome to take the survey.

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