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One of the initiatives of the FPHTC Online Mentor Program is to “Broaden and/or enhance the understanding of the Florida Department of Health and its missions and programs.” Participants are not only encouraged to increase their awareness of the services that FDOH provides, but keep up with current events related to FDOH, as well.

And what better way of keeping “your finger on the pulse” than sitting in the newsroom? The Florida Department of Health’s Online Newsroom is a tool for the media to read press releases, video and audio interviews, stock photos and videos, and other important information.

FDOH Online NewsroomBest part: you don’t have to be a journalist to get access.

Anyone can check out their website and stay abreast on the latest updates from FDOH. But if reading press releases isn’t your thing, you can always get your news from following their Twitter feed, Facebook page, or YouTube Channel.

After all, FDOH does rank third as most social media friendly health department. (And yes, I got that from reading a press release).


10 Essential Services: Florida’s Continuing Legacy

The FPHTC Online Mentor Program launched in Florida to support Essential Services #8: “Assure competent public and personal health care workforce.”

Every day, our Program Coordinators work closely with the Office of Workforce Development at the Florida Department of Health to ensure that the Online Mentor Program helps to meet their growing workforce demands in the state of Florida. In collaboration, they help to ensure that their employees continue to evolve in their roles in ways that support the 10 Essential Services of Public Health.

“I am a firm believer in ‘Each One Teach One’ philosophy,” says LaTonya Thomas, Government Analyst for the Office of Performance and Quality Improvement, Workforce Development at Florida Department of Health. “With today’s ever-shrinking job market, and even more shrinkage within our public health workforce, it is imperative that we take a few moments to reach back AND give back or ‘share’ with the emerging public health workforce and leaders.”

The video below is a wonderful example from the Florida Department of Health of how public health professionals in Florida continue to provide all 10 Essential Services in public health:

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