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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Great American Smokeout

Find out how the American Cancer Society fights lung cancer through funding research, providing information, and supporting people with lung cancer and their families through treatment and survivorship.

National Hospice Month

(Alexandria, VA) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the nation’s oldest and largest leadership organization working on behalf of end-of-life care has issued the following proclamation officially recognizing November as National Hospice Palliative Care Month.

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy affects about 2 million people in the United States and is characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Delayed recognition of these seizures and inadequate treatment increases the risk for additional seizures, disability, decreased health-related quality of life and, in rare instances, death.

American Diabetes Month

The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the Association. American Diabetes Month® (ADM) is an important element in this effort, with programs designed to focus the nation's attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted by the disease. - See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/american-diabetes-month.html#sthash.17uOdguh.dpuf

National Alzheimer’s Month

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. I hope each of you take the time to learn about this devastating cancer, in hopes to raise awareness. People aren't as knowledgeable about pancreatic cancer as breast or prostate cancer, but it is just as a debilitating disease.

Liver Awareness Month

Keeping your attention fixed on what harms your liver can feel very restrictive. Aside from the mandate of abstaining from alcohol with liver disease, it can be nearly impossible for many to keep away from all stress, sugary and fatty foods. However, there are several things you can do to help minimize potential damage to your liver:
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 class:

Tobacco Cessation classes will be held at the Baker County Health Department starting on Tuesday October 7, 2014. Classes will be held every Tuesday for six weeks from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The Class is free to anyone that is trying to quit using any form of tobacco products. To register for the class please call 904-482-0189 or 904-653-5250.

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.

Healthiest Weight Florida Introduces Maintain, Don't Gain Holiday Challenge

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TALLAHASSEE – Today the Florida Department of Health announced the Eat Smart Move More Maintain, Don't Gain Holiday Challenge. This free seven week program is offered in partnership with North Carolina State University and the Healthiest Weight Florida initiative and provides participants with tips, tricks and ideas for maintaining a healthy weight during the holiday season.
"The holidays can be difficult for individuals to make healthy decisions,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. "The
Maintain, Don't Gain Holiday Challenge provides practical steps, healthy recipes and consistent motivation to help you maintain a healthy weight during the holiday season.”
Americans typically gain between 1 and 5 pounds throughout the holidays and most never manage to lose those extra pounds. This season, Healthiest Weight Florida encourages Floridians to challenge themselves to maintain their current weight with the
Maintain, Don't Gain Holiday Challenge. This challenge runs from November 17 through December 31 and provides the following resources: 
  • Seven weekly newsletters
  • Daily Tips
  • Mid-week Challenges 
  • Healthy holiday recipes
  • Motivation and support from other participants
For more information and to sign up visit the Maintain, Don't Gain Holiday Challenge.
Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults
make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living.
The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. During 2014, the Department is recognizing 125 years of public health in Florida with educational opportunities and events. Please visit
www.FLHealth125.gov for more information.
Follow us on Twitter at
@HealthyFla and on Facebook.  For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.floridahealth.gov.