American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. This month, we are highlighting Million Hearts™, an initiative dedicated to preventing the nation's leading killers and empowering everyone to make heart-healthy choices.
February 3rd – Go Red for Women
The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance she has of beating it. The first facts you need to know are very serious: Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
National Cancer Prevention Month
Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the risk of getting cancer. This can include maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding exposure to known cancer-causing substances, and taking medicines or vaccines that can prevent cancer from developing.
National Children’s Dental Health Month
Brush two minutes, two times a day. Clean between your teeth daily. Limit snacks, eat healthy meals. Visit your dentist regularly.
National Senior Independence Month
We reach out to more than 12,000 people each year to people in our seven county service area — Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns and Volusia counties. The programs and activities of ElderSource are funded by federal, state and local grants as well as private donations and endowment
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Teen DV Month (sometimes called TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it
Baker Walking Group
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. 5255.
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. 5248
Tobacco Cessation Classes
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. 5248
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. 5269 to register.