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Health Equity Advisory Board

Florida Department of Health in Seminole County

Health equity implies that health should not be compromised or disadvantaged because of an individual or population’s age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, neighborhood, or other social condition.

In July 2017, our organization established the Health Equity Advisory Board, with the goal of eradicating health inequities experienced by populations experiencing cumulative disadvantage or stigma in Seminole County. Currently, the Health Equity Advisory Board consists of DOH-Seminole staff, partners, and community members across sectors, and takes part in health concerns related to men, women and children, racial/ethnic minorities, the LGBTQ community, seniors, and the homeless and housing insecure.

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County focuses on several major health events each year:

Black History Month

Celebrated each February, an event is coordinated based off the national holiday to celebrate 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 event may include a variety of 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 observance runs from September 15 to October 15 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 campaign includes a health fair, education and information for the community.

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

Men's Health Challenge

Celebrated each June during National Men’s Health Month. The challenge is organized along community partners to encourage participants to be aware of physical and mental barriers to achieving optimal health.