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 Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health is accepting submissions for the 2018 Healthy Community Champion Recognition Program. Over the past four years, the department has recognized more than 142 new and returning champions for their efforts to increase physical activity and improve nutrition as part of the Healthiest Weight Florida Initiative. Last year alone, 98 cities and counties were recognized. The application window will be open through April 30, 2018.

Child sex trafficking is one of the most common types of commercial sexual exploitation/human trafficking. Children who are sexually trafficked are often reported missing. According to the Federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Sex Trafficking is defined as "the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act." Children in the child welfare system are at high risk of being trafficked.

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