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Florida Department of Health in Duval County Honored for Excellence in Public Health

By Samantha Epstein

August 10, 2020

Jacksonville, Florida - The Florida Department of Health in Duval County has been honored with two 2020 Promising Practice Awards from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

The award celebrates local health departments for developing programs that demonstrate exciting approaches and strategies to local public health issues that are on track to becoming Model Practices, NACCHO’s highest recognition for replicable and exemplary programs.

The following Duval County projects were two of 36 local health department programs across the country to receive NACCHO’s Promising Practice Award:

  • The Impact of Pharmacist Implemented HIV Medication Adherence in Minority Communities, By Samantha Thompson
  • The Nonpoint Source Septic Tank Education, By John Cordy

“We are proud to receive two NACCHO Promising Practice Awards here in Duval County,” said Dr. Pauline Rolle, Interim Health Officer and Medical Director of DOH-Duval. “I believe these recognitions are testaments to the great public health work we are accomplishing in Duval County.

Both of Duval County’s Promising Practice Program Titles are now part of an online, searchable database of successful public health practices in areas that range from immunization and maternal and child health, to infectious diseases and emergency preparedness. The NACCHO Model Practice database allows local health departments, public health partners, and other important stakeholders to learn about the good work being done by local health departments across the country.

The database also provides users an opportunity to learn from best practices and what resources are needed to implement comparable programs in other jurisdictions that produce results.

Read more about these award-winning programs here:

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