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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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When the Sun's Up, Make Sure You are Covered Up

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This UV Safety Month serves as a reminder for all Floridians and visitors to protect themselves from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause damage to your skin and cause skin cancer. There are two common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are curable. Melanoma is less common but is more dangerous and can sometimes result in death. These three types of skin cancer are mostly caused by overexposure to UV light.

Taking part in sports yield benefits for children including improved physical health and the development of valuable life skills.

A new study put together last month by the Council of Economic Advisers states kids who participate in sports develop better life skills and are more likely to build positive relationships with adults and other kids.

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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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