Healthy Community Zones Initiative Broward County Fl

Breaking The Zika Virus Cycle

Spring and summer brings frequent, heavy rain to Broward County and rain brings mosquitoes. Intense spraying for mosquitoes normally begins in June. Broward County Mosquito Control conducts aerial and ground spraying that target neighborhoods where high populations of the insects have been trapped. This species of mosquito is often found in areas with stagnant water […]

The PATCH Is Open Every Saturday!

DATE: February 17, 2016 MEDIA CONTACT: Kimberly Maroe Public Information Manager, Broward County Commission PHONE: (954) 357-8053 EMAIL: BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward Good News and Commissioner Tim Ryan recognized the Dania Beach PATCH for the good work they do to bring sustainable agriculture to local communities.  PATCH (Providing Access to Community Horticulture) was established […]

Florida lawmakers consider low-cost grocery store loans to promote healthy eating

This article was originally shared in the SunSentinel. Please click here to watch the video. Concerned with the growing number of Floridians struggling to put nutritious yet affordable food on their tables, state lawmakers are weighing a proposal that would bring full-service stores to their neighborhoods. Florida’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative would give low-cost loans to […]

Mosquito Bite Protection

On February, 3, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong issued a Declaration of Public Health Emergency regarding the Zika virus. There are simple steps we can all take to protect ourselves from Zika and all mosquito-borne illness: Drain standing water, no matter how seemingly small, cover your skin with mosquito repellent […]