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A wake-up call in the fight against hunger
While other metrics show Florida is getting “back to normal” from a business standpoint, statistics on hunger are grim.
How does the VA support veterans 65 and older?
Census Bureau data shows that in 2021, nearly half of U.S. veterans were 65 years or older, compared to about 17% of the general population.
The Community Health Center in Apopka is located at 225 East 7th Street.
Florida's Community Health Centers step up as Walmart closes rural healthcare services
Community Health Centers are in all of Florida's 67 counties, serving patients in more than 800 locations - including Apopka, and dozens of mobile units and school-based sites statewide.
In participating states, low-income families will receive $40 each month for each eligible school-aged child, up to $120, to buy groceries, beginning in the summer of 2024.
Advocacy groups urge Florida to apply for 2025 summer meal programs for low-income kids
While Florida was one of 15 states that opted out of the Summer EBT program this year, according to the department's guidelines, state officials have until August 15th to notify the U.S. Department of Agriculture whether Florida will participate in the summer of 2025.
DOH-Orange highlights National Water Safety Month
Florida offers countless opportunities to enjoy water recreation in pools, lakes, and other surrounding bodies of water. That is why water safety is critical.
AdventHealth Apopka debuts $26.3 million expansion 
This new floor will address the increasing demand for complex care within the community. The 30,230-square-foot expansion adds 38 inpatient beds, including cardiovascular progressive care beds and four dialysis bays.  
Many of today’s cannabis products barely resemble the ‘weed’ that most middle-aged adults grew up with.
Cannabis legalization has led to a boom in potent forms of the drug that present new hazards for adolescents
Arguments are for and against increasing the legalization of cannabis for adult use in the U.S., but expanded access to legal cannabis may also have unintended consequences for adolescents.
PFAS are showing up in water systems across the U.S.
Removing PFAS from public water systems will cost billions and take time – here are ways you can filter out harmful ‘forever chemicals’ at home
Under the new EPA rules, public water systems have until 2027 to complete monitoring for PFAS and provide publicly available data.
A farmworker in Immokalee harvests tomatoes.
Dozens of groups call on DeSantis to veto bill denying heat protections for outdoor workers
he groups have penned two separate letters in recent days to the governor, who received the bill (HB 433) on Tuesday from the Legislature.
Florida Blue Foundation announces 2024 Food Security Grant
Research has shown that when people have reliable access to fresh, local foods, they are more likely to make healthier choices, leading to better health outcomes. 
The Culinary Health Institute on the 4Roots Farm Campus in the Orlando Packing District.
4Roots joins partners to establish Culinary Health Institute
In collaboration with founding partners AdventHealth, Florida Blue Foundation, and Gordon Food Service, CHI strives to understand how different growing methods impact nutrient quality and how consuming high-nutrient-quality foods can impact chronic illness. 
3D graphical representation of a spherical-shaped measles virus particle that is studded with glycoprotein tubercles.
We thought measles were going away in Florida, but now there’s a new case
In newly published data, the CDC's year-to-date count in the US now stands at 64 cases of measles, surpassing the 2023 total case count of 58.
More than a thousand Florida children under five lost Medicaid coverage in February, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
As Florida winds down Medicaid eligibility review, more children under 5 are losing coverage
Despite the increase in the number of people enrolled in Medicaid, Florida removed more than 3,000 fewer people from the program, according to the February report.