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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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Wellness Programs

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Wellness Programs focus on preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Many of our programs promote healthy behaviors such as quitting tobacco products, eating a balanced diet, and being physically active. The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County has a team of subject matter specialists consisting of health educators, nutrition educators, and registered dietitians working to create informational materials and deliver presentations to the community. Support is also available for organizations that are making healthy changes and need guidance and resources from our subject matter specialists. Browse our Programs and Services for more information about each Wellness Program and complete an outreach request form (22.8kb; pdf) as early as possible when requesting a community outreach.


Healthiest Weight Florida -- Community-wide Programs 

Currently, only one in three Floridians are at a healthy weight. We support the Healthiest Weight Florida Initiative by engaging the community through our Wellness Programs such as the Diabetes Prevention Program and 5210 Northwest Florida.

Tobacco Free Florida in Escambia County 

Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable death in the United States and every day 88 Floridians die due to tobacco related illnesses. The Tobacco Free Florida Program is administered locally at the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, Florida. Our efforts focus on improving the health of Escambia County, Florida residents through policy and systems change.

Annual Campaigns 

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County’s team develop informational campaigns about specific public health issues and what people can do to reduce their risk of illness and injury. Annual campaigns include:

  • Healthiest weight
  • Summer safety
  • Drowning prevention
  • Flu prevention
  • Mosquito-borne illness prevention
  • Worksite wellness
  • Special campaigns as needs arise

Location & Contact Information 

Fairfield Service Center, 1295 West Fairfield Drive

The CHEN office is open Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Call 850-595-6500 x1801 for more information.