September 09, 2020
Fernandina Beach, FL - Throughout all of September, the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County will be promoting National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States.
September 02, 2020
Yulee, Fla - As we near the Labor Day holiday, the Florida Department of Health in Nassau County encourages the community to practice universal precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
June 09, 2020
Fernandina Beach, Fla. - Monday, June 15, 2020, marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, first launched in 2006 to raise awareness on elder abuse and neglect across the globe.
June 03, 2020
Yulee, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County (DOH-Nassau) is urging all residents and visitors, especially those that are spending time outdoors, to protect themselves from mosquito and tick bites this summer season. While most tick and mosquito bites are only an annoyance, sometimes these bites can be dangerous. Preventing bites reduces the risk of a person getting infected with a mosquito or tick-borne disease.
February 04, 2020
Yulee, FL - The Partnership for a Healthier Nassau provided the community an update of the 2019-2021 Nassau Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) at FSCJ Nassau Campus on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Seventy participants were in attendance to hear presentations related to the five strategic priority health issues including Access to Care, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse, Community Support, Health Disparities, Housing & Healthy Places.
January 17, 2020
Nassau County, FL - 2020 Nassau Health Summit – The Florida Department of Health-Nassau and the Partnership for Healthier Nassau will be hosting the 2020 Nassau Health Summit on Thursday, January 30th at the FSCJ Nassau Red Bean Center from 1:00-5:00 pm. This event is open to the public and will feature speakers on critical health topics.
January 10, 2020
Fernandina Beach, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health (Department) is strongly encouraging all unvaccinated residents to get their flu shot as soon as possible. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu and its potentially serious complications.
October 17, 2019
Fernandina Beach, Fla. — On October 16th, 2019 the Board of County Commissioners in Nassau County voted to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities and the World Health Organization Global Network of Age-Friendly Communities. They additionally declared October 16th, 2019 as "Age-Friendly Day" with the signing of a Resolution.
Fernandina Beach, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County (DOH-Nassau) is reminding all Floridians to get their flu shot before the height of the upcoming flu season. Flu activity can begin as early as October and last as late as May. The best way to avoid the flu this season by getting a flu shot soon.
September 23, 2019
Nassau County - Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one cause of death and disability. Heart Disease is the second leading cause of death in Nassau County. But this statistic doesn’t need to stay this way. The Town of Hilliard’s Park and Recreation Department and the FL Department of Health – Nassau are inviting all citizens to participate in its 2019 Walk/Run/Bike Virtual Challenge on the weekend of World Heart Day September 28th-29th.
September 20, 2019
Nassau County - On September 23rd, Nassau County Health Department recognizes National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD). In 2008, the US Senate passed a resolution for the first annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Since then, the resolution has obtained bipartisan sponsorship every year. By recognizing FPAD, it is an opportunity to promote public awareness that falls prevention is essential for healthy aging.
September 20, 2019
Nassau County - The Nassau County Health Department (CHD) is lifting the rabies alert for northwest Nassau County. The alert has been in place since July 22nd when an otter tested positive for rabies
July 22, 2019
Nassau County – The Nassau County Health Department (CHD) issued a rabies alert for northwest Nassau County. This is in response to an otter that tested positive for rabies.
Fernandina Beach, Fla. - June 27, 2019, commemorates National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)First observed in 1995, NHTD is meant to encourage people to be aware of their HIV status so that they can take control of their health. This year's theme, "Doing It My Way," highlights how and why people make testing a part of their lives. The Nassau County Health Department joins community partners across the country to emphasize the importance of getting tested, knowing your status, and getting linked to care and treatment.
June 20, 2019
Fernandina Beach, Fla.The Nassau County Health Department (Nassau CHD) is reminding the public of the importance of preventing vector-borne diseases, which are spread through bites from mosquitoes and ticks.
June 13, 2019
Nassau County — Saturday, June 15, 2019, marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, first launched in 2006 to raise awareness on elder abuse and neglect across the globe.
April 10, 2019
Fernandina Beach, Fla. -The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County is recruiting volunteers to help with two workgroups of the Nassau Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Fernandina Beach, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County celebrates Public Health Week (April 1-7), with the theme of “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.
March 27, 2019
Nassau County - The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County (DOH-Nassau) is lifting the rabies alert for northwest Nassau County. The alert has been in place since January 22nd when a cat tested positive for rabies.
March 19, 2019
Fernandina Beach, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and today acknowledged the 2019 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This study highlights the many community factors that influence health and uses established data, much of which is available from the department at www.FLHealthCHARTS.com.
Florida Department of Health in Nassau County protects Nassau County from emergencies and disasters through National "PUBLIC HEALTH READY” Recognition Program.