Department of Health and Human Services

Opioid abuse poses growing threat to older population

Opioid abuse poses growing threat to older population

Before a board of professionals well-versed in dealing with the opioid crisis, one resident of Navarre posed a question that has often gone unasked during the Navarre Opioids Town Hall at Community of Christ Church on May 22. He asked the group of treatment professionals, first responders and law enforcers what can be done for […]

Governor to Obama: Fund Zika fight now

Governor to Obama:  Fund Zika fight now

In late January, the first concerns about the Zika virus began to surface in the state of Florida.  By February, the first alert was issued and Santa Rosa County had reported its first and, to date, only case of the mosquito-borne illness which was travel-related.  On Feb. 2, the Florida Department of Health in Santa […]

Is new Executive Order cause for gun owners to worry?

Is new Executive Order cause for gun owners to worry?

On Jan. 5, a tearful-eyed President Obama set out a call to action for the American people in  public speech outlining his new executive order on limiting gun violence. Gun violence has taken a heartbreaking toll on too many communities across the country. Over the past decade in America, more than 100,000 people have been […]