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It's a New Day in Public Health.

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Environmental Public Health

Florida Department of Health in Hardee County

Environmental Health deals with those areas of the environment which may adversely affect the public's health. This is done by a form of health risk management accomplished by permitting and monitoring the various public environments throughout the county, and by responding to the environmental health emergencies of a growing community. Environmental Health protects our community by investigating, monitoring, and regulating the activities in our environment that may affect our health and contribute to the transmission of disease. Our authority stems from the Legislature through Chapter 381, Florida Statutes.

For more information on programs, please visit the Department of Health's website or call (863) 773-4161.