Health

Tobacco Free Jacksonville Coalition and Tobacco Free Florida

Today marks the 36th Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The Tobacco Free Jacksonville Coalition with the Duval County Health Department, the Florida Department of Health and Tobacco Free Florida are celebrating this event by encouraging Floridians to commit to being tobacco-free for 24 hours on Thursday.

Everyone Invited to McKenzie's Run November 19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Everyone is invited to McKenzie's Run, a special event in memory of Bolles student McKenzie Wilson.  The event is a walk/run on November 19th.  Last year more than 2500 people attended.

The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation is hosting the 2 nd annual McKenzie's Run on at 10:00 a.m. at EverBank Field. 

The inaugural McKenzie's Run was held in memory of McKenzie last year on November 20 th.   

It was one of the top 10 attended races on the First Coast in 2010.

More than $150,000 was raised at the inaugural McKenzie's Run, and all the proceeds went to programs that help young people recognize their full potential.

DCHD Recognizes November as National Diabetes Month

 

The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) recognizes November as National Diabetes Month, an opportunity to educate our community regarding the seriousness of diabetes and the complications that can occur. DCHD advises that everyone should use this time to become aware of the risk factors and complications of diabetes, along with effective preventive measures. It is the responsibility of the entire community to learn more about diabetes and the actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of occurrences and complications.