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Minority Health Task Force

Florida Department of Health in Seminole County

In July 2013, our organization established the Minority Health Task Force (MHTF) which a team of staff responsible for the coordination of specific projects to focus on the health of the minority populations in Seminole County who are adversely affected by chronic disease.

The Task Force will focus on four major health events each year.

Black History Month

Celebrated each February, the MHTF hosts a health fair and celebration based off the national holiday. At the Florida Department of Health, our health fair and celebration celebrates the achievements and successes from black professionals.

Public Health Week

The first full week in April, the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County celebrates National Public Health Week. Each year, the Minority Health Task Force leads the event with health fairs, health observations and various other community wide celebrations.

Visit National Public Health Week for more information.

Hispanic Heritage Month

The month of September is Hispanic Heritage Month at the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County. Officially, the celebration runs from September 15 to October 15. The Minority Health Task Force celebrates Hispanic Heritage by hosting an event to celebrate the successes of Hispanic Americans of Central Florida.

Visit Hispanic Heritage Month for more information.

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Month

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Month is a national campaign celebrated in September which encourages people to take charge of their health then also encourage their loved ones to do the same. The Minority Health Task Force at the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County leads the campaign with a health fair, education and information for the community.

Visit the Take a Loved One to the Doctor Month for more information