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CHARTS Community Spotlight An Environmental Health Project: DOH-Indian River Rehabilitates Housing with the Community

According to WHO, environmental health encompasses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person. Using NACCHO’s Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH), DOH-Indian River engages with the community to prevent disease and create health-supportive environments by working with community partners, like Epic Missions.

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CHARTS Quick Facts

  • In 2013, 11.2% of the adult Florida population reported having diabetes.
  • Overall, black Floridians are more likely to have a diabetes diagnosis, be hospitalized for diabetes complications and die from diabetes.
  • In 2014, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in Florida.
  • Over 700 Floridians die from lung cancer each year.
  • More than 16% of adult Floridians smoke.
  • Sixty one percent of smokers have tried to quit.
  • Estimates are that between 15% and 40% of the population will develop illness from influenza every year.
  • 1 in 5 Florida residences tested has elevated radon levels.
  • Melanoma is the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults.
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  • Reportable diseases are of great public health importance and are reported nationally.
  • About 50 new reportable diseases were recently made available through FloridaCHARTS.
  • The CHARTS icon near the top of webpages takes you to the homepage.
  • Re-order CHARTS indicator counts and rates using the “SORT BY” feature.
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