The Florida Department of Health in Collier County offers a wide range of preventative health services that focus on improving and maintaining the health of residents and visitors as individuals and of Collier County as a community. Services are provided to improve and maintain the health of children, teenagers, mothers/fathers, older adults, men/women.
Some of the services provided include adult and pediatric immunizations, screening of school children in the State mandated grades for vision, hearing, growth and development, and scoliosis with referrals for follow-up as needed.
Healthy Communities strives to educate the community on the link between health and the built environment. Community design affects human behavior at all scales. The places where we live, work, learn and play affects both our mental and physical well-being. Healthy Communities works with county planners and elected officials to promote community design that will increase active living and healthy lifestyles by advocating for a network of connected bike and pedestrian pathways, accessible transit and places where people can age in place. Communities designed with a sense of place create environments that make healthy choices easy, safe, accessible and fun. In addition, Healthy Communities supports the Florida Department of Health’s Surgeon General’s Healthiest Weight initiatives including promoting healthy businesses by offering free worksite wellness programs to the community. For more information on how you can obtain one of our programs go to www.healthycollier.org.
Tobacco Free Collier works to develop and promote policies which reduce the use and effects of tobacco in Collier County. At no cost, Tobacco Free Collier offers help for local businesses to adopt tobacco-free workplace policies and want to provide tobacco cessation benefits to their employees. Assistance is also offered to property managers who want to offer smoke-free as an amenity and to renters who are looking for a smoke-free place to live. In addition, Tobacco Free Collier facilitates Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) clubs to empower youth to avoid being manipulated into becoming replacement tobacco users for those who die daily from tobacco-related illnesses.