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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXIX
Chapter 381
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F.S. 381.981
381.981 Health awareness campaigns.
(1) The Florida Public Health Institute, Inc., in consultation with the Department of Health, shall coordinate monthly health awareness campaigns with national, state, and local health care organizations and government entities targeting a wide range of the public, including: parents; teachers and other school employees; students in 4th through 12th grades, colleges, and universities; state agency employees; county and local government employees; patients of county health departments; Medicaid recipients; health care professionals and providers; and the public in general.
(2) The awareness campaigns shall include the provision of educational information about preventing, detecting, treating, and curing the following diseases or conditions. Additional diseases and conditions that impact the public health may be added by the board of directors of the Florida Public Health Institute, Inc.; however, each of the following diseases or conditions must be included in an awareness campaign during at least 1 month in any 24-month period:
(a) Cancer, including breast, prostate, cervical, ovarian, colorectal, and skin cancer and leukemia.
(b) Heart disease.
(c) Stroke.
(d) Lung disease, including asthma and smoking-relating disease.
(e) Neurological disorders and disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy.
(f) Gastrointestinal disease.
(g) Kidney disease.
(h) Diabetes.
(i) Liver disease.
(j) Autoimmune disorders.
(k) Birth defects and prenatal care.
(l) Obesity and malnutrition.
(m) Sexually transmissible disease.
(n) Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
(o) Arthritis.
(p) Vaccine-preventable diseases.
(q) Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS.
(r) Substance abuse, including, but not limited to, emergency opioid antagonists.
(s) Mental illness.
(t) Lupus.
(u) Osteoporosis.
(3) The health awareness campaigns shall be funded by the Florida Public Health Institute, Inc., and the Department of Health to the extent that funds are available from public and private sources.
(4) Health awareness information shall be disseminated through all available methods, including print, audio, visual, and electronic media.
History.s. 13, ch. 2004-2; s. 4, ch. 2009-161; s. 2, ch. 2022-28.