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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Community Education

Florida Department of Health in Hernando County

Healthy Hernando TV Program 

The Health Education Department offers informative programs through Brighthouse Networks government channel 622.

For a listing of all programs available, go to Hernando County Government Broadcasting.

Diabetes Self-Management Education 

 Visit our Diabetes page.

Smoking Cessation Programs 

Smoking Cessation Programs

Quit Smoking Now Presented by the Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center & Health Department /Health Center. Program includes the following:

  • 6-week program - support group style teaching you how to quit smoking
  • Education on Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) (patches, gum, lozenges, inhaler, spray), coping with withdrawal, dealing with triggers, and staying smoke free
  • Free Quit Smoking Kits & Survival pack
  • Free carbon monoxide monitoring

Visit our You can Quit Smoking page.

Florida Quitline  

QuitLine is a toll-free telephone-based tobacco use cessation hotline. Open to anyone age 13 and up, the QuitLine offers five pro-active counseling sessions 8 for pregnant women); self help materials; translation service for other languages; coupons for the nicotine patch; and TDD service for hearing impaired. You can give the QuitLine a try by calling (877) U-CAN-NOW - (877) 822-6669. Florida Quitline.

Child Restraint Offender Program (CROP)  

CROP was established under a law passed by Florida's Legislature. CROP provides an opportunity for persons cited for proper or non use of child safety seats to attend an educational class and withhold 3 points from their driver's license. Classes are offered regularly at the Health Department / Health Center. For more information go to our CROP page.

Breastfeeding Promotion & Support 

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program provides breastfeeding support and lactation consultation with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. For more information visit our Breastfeeding and Lactation Consultation page