Welcome to Healthy Baker

Healthy Baker Inc., is a 501c3 nonprofit organization in partnership with various community representatives. The Goal of this website is to stay connected with the community and encouraging them to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
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Please take this opportunity to complete this Community Health Survey so that we can accurately determine the health needs of our residents. This survey will help us provide improvement opportunities needed for Baker County.
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  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.

    Women’s Health Month

    It’s never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you! This National Women’s Health Week, we want to help you take control of your health.

    Take the first step! Join the National Women’s Health Week celebration and learn what you can do to lead a healthier life at any age.
  • National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Month

    May 1, 2012 – Skin cancer is a lifestyle disease, affecting young women, older men and everyone in between. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime; 13 million Americans are living with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer, and nearly 800,000 Americans are living with a history of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

    Healthy Vision Month/UV Safety

    Healthy Vision Month - Join the National Ey Institute in celebrating by encouraging your friends, family, and others to make their eye health a priority.
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month

    The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, CDC and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested.

    Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

    Asthma is a disease of the lungs in which the airways become blocked or narrowed causing breathing difficulty. This chronic disease affects 25.9 million Americans. Asthma is commonly divided into two types: allergic (extrinsic) asthma and non-allergic (intrinsic) asthma. There is still much research that needs to be done to fully understand how to prevent, treat and cure asthma. But, with proper management, people can live healthy and active lives.
Parents helping parents: A support group for care givers of children 3 and younger is available at the Baker County Health Department, please call for more information. 904-259-6291 ext. 2255.
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Baker County Health Department Abstinence Program

The Abstinence program at the Health Department, “Cool: Changing Our Own Lives”, is available to teach abstinence to 11-17 year olds. If your organization is interested in receiving these rewarding, interactive and informational sessions, contact the Health Education Department at 259-6291 ext. 2248.

Tobacco Cessation Classes

Quit Smoking Now: Classes will be held on Tuesday’s 5-19-2015 through 6-23-2015 from 5:30 - 6:30pm

Baker County Department of Health
480 West Lowder St.
Macclenny, FL.
Call to Register: 877-784-8486

Parenting Class

Classes are available for the parents of teens to learn how to talk to their teens about sex, drugs and dating, teen anger, positive life choices, empowering teens to build assets, transitions in adolescence and more. If you would like information about setting up a class with your organization, contact the Health Education Department at 259-6291 ext. 2248

CPR/First Aid

The Baker CHD offers CPR/First Aid classes through the American Safety and Health Institute. Classes are $45.00 for both and are offered each month for individual or businesses. Please call 259-6291 ext. 2353 to register.

DEPARTMENT EMPHASIZES HEALTH AND SAFETY THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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TALLAHASSEE—Memorial Day is an opportunity to pause and honor those who have sacrificed their lives in service to our country. For many, it also marks the unofficial start of summer, and the Florida Department of Health encourages residents and visitors to make healthy and safe choices during the summer season.

"This Memorial Day, we remember the sacrifices of the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country," said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. "In honor of their memories, I urge residents and visitors to enjoy their freedom to make healthy choices this weekend and throughout the summer season. Together, we can make Florida the healthiest state in the nation."

The department offers a few tips for enjoying Memorial Day weekend and for enjoying a happy and healthy summer:

  • Enjoy Florida's natural beauty by going for a walk, swim or bicycle ride;
  • Use high SPF sunscreen to protect you and your family from harmful UV rays that cause sunburn and skin cancer;
  • Make sure to drink plenty of water when soaking up the sun or exercising outside;
  • Practice water safety and never leave a child unsupervised near a pool or body of water;
  • Enjoy Fresh from Florida fruits and vegetables when preparing meals for your friends and family;
  • When grilling, choose leaner meats and marinate them to enjoy the flavor without the fat; and
  • Practice food safety by storing food properly to prevent the growth of bacteria that can lead to food poisoning.