July 03, 2019 16:05:00
At Governor Ron DeSantis' direction, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and Florida Surgeon General Scott A. Rivkees announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department of Health (FDOH) are partnering to control the current rise in Hepatitis A cases throughout the state.
June 26, 2019 16:45:00
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 Brevard 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.
May 31, 2019 11:14:00
Atlantic hurricane season officially starts on June 1, and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) encourages all residents and visitors to prepare for severe weather emergencies now. Determine any risks to your home, property or business, and update your emergency plans and supplies before Florida is threatened by a storm. It’s important to stay prepared before and after a storm.
May 19, 2019 15:23:00
The week before Memorial Day (May 20-26, 2019) is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. The goal of this awareness week is to maximize the health benefits of swimming by minimizing the risk of illness and injury. Just 2.5 hours of physical activity every week, including water-based physical activity, can benefit everyone’s health. Each of us plays a role in preventing illnesses and injuries linked to the water we swim, play, and relax in and share, this summer and year-round.
April 19, 2019 13:18:00
With the increase in measles cases across the US, the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard) is urging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to get vaccinated. Although measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000, the disease has reappeared in recent months in the form of outbreaks in several states. The Centers for Disease Control and Health Protection defines a measles outbreak as three or more cases. As of April 17, 2019, one measles case has been reported to the Florida Department of Health.
April 01, 2019 09:09:00
This week, April 1 – 7, the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County (DOH-Brevard) is acknowledging National Public Health Week (NPHW). NPHW presents an opportunity for communities across the United States to reflect on the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our health.
February 04, 2019 10:52:00
February marks the beginning of American Heart Month, a federally designated month that is a great way to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and commit to a healthy lifestyle. By making lifestyle changes and eliminating their risk factors, Floridians can help fight one of the deadliest diseases in the state and the nation among both men and women—heart disease.
January 28, 2019 10:16:00
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County issued a rabies alert for the Industry Drive area in Melbourne. This is in response to a stray kitten that tested positive on 01/25/2019.
January 18, 2019 09:42:00
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County issued a rabies alert for the Friday Road, Fern Meadows area. This is in response to an adopted stray cat that tested positive on 01/17/2019.
November 30, 2018 11:20:00
As the Florida Department of Health in Brevard unites with partners worldwide in observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, the department reaffirms its commitment to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in Florida and helping connect individuals who are positive with lifesaving treatment and services. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the observance of World AIDS Day, and the national theme is “Saving Lives through Leadership and Partnerships.”
November 07, 2018 16:25:00
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard is pleased to announce its participation in the Florida Age-Friendly Public Health Collaborative and Action Network, facilitated by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) with generous funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation. The department and TFAH aim to identify and enhance the role of public health in improving the health and well-being of the older adults in our community.
October 17, 2018 14:38:00
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard is reminding residents and visitors to use caution when on the beach or in waters with high concentrations of red tide.
September 10, 2018 15:48:00
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County issued a rabies alert for the Friday Road, Fleetwood Place area in Cocoa. This is in response to a stray cat that tested positive on 9/07/2018.
July 23, 2018 11:03:00
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County issued a rabies alert for the Tucker Lane area. This is in response to a stray cat that tested positive on 7/21/2018.
July 11, 2018 15:02:00
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County urges residents to avoid contact with wild and stray animals to protect themselves from the risk of rabies exposure.
May 07, 2018 16:06:00
The Florida Department of Health recognizes May 6-May 12 as National Nurses Week as a time to honor the crucial role nurses play in keeping Florida’s residents and visitors healthy and safe. The department commends the many nurses that volunteered to provide care in special needs shelters during Hurricane Irma for their hard work and sacrifice.
April 23, 2018 16:27:00
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard recognizes April 21-28 as National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), an annual observance promoting the benefits of immunizations for children from birth to two years old. NIIW also celebrates the milestones achieved in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases among infants worldwide as a result of immunization.
April 02, 2018 10:06:00
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard is celebrating National Public Health Week from April 2-8. This year’s theme is “Changing Our Future Together,” which highlights the importance of engaging communities and partners in all sectors as public health workers strive to put health within everyone’s reach. This week is also a time to celebrate the contributions of the people who are dedicated to public health.