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DOH Seminole Celebrates 1st Annual PRIDE Event

By Mirna Chamorro

July 13, 2017

SANFORD, Fla.-  The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) will host its 1st Annual Pride Event – Creating an Inclusive Culture on Thursday, July 20th at their 400 West Airport Boulevard location in Sanford from 9:00am to 3:00pm. There is no cost for this event, and people are encouraged to pre-register at www.seminolecohealth.com.

“Health equity is a priority of the health department. The Pride event is another example of how we continue to create awareness, promote health equity and foster a culture of inclusion throughout all populations,” said Donna Walsh, health officer for the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County.

Free education, health screenings, vendor resources, food and raffles will be offered to all attendees. Guest speaker, Ed Duda from Gilead Sciences will be presenting on the Timeline of HIV Treatment. Participants will also have the opportunity to earn CEU credits.

“DOH-Seminole is committed to recognizing and celebrating diversity and creating environments that decrease health disparities. This Pride Event, like others, is an opportunity to show the power of acceptance and inclusiveness for the population we serve,” said Andrew Derry, Healthiest Weight Florida Coordinator for the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County.

If you are interested in registering for the event and would like more information, please contact Bethany Canales at (407) 665-3263.

Download our flyer for more information.

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