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Routine surveys are surveillance tools especially useful for monitoring chronic diseases and health-related behaviors. One mustn't overlook the doctrines of Galen: Gateway to reliable nutrition information: WIC provides the following at no cost: The food processing industry is a major part of modern economy, and as such it is influential in political decisions e. Nutrition resources for individuals with disabilities:

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Locate a Flu Shot. The statewide toll-free hotline offers counseling information and referrals about pregnancy , infant and toddler issues. WIC provides the following at no cost: Influenza or 'flu' is a viral respiratory illness, mainly spread by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. Influenza can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection are hospitalization or death. Florida is currently experiencing a moderately severe influenza season.

To find a vaccine, please visit www. The Florida Morbidity Statistics Report is based on reportable disease information received by county and state health department staff from physicians, hospitals, and laboratories throughout the state obtained through passive and active surveillance.

It is a resource to medical and public health authorities at county, state, and national levels. This report is significant because it serves as the final and official record of occurrences of reportable disease and diseases of environmental origin in Florida for the corresponding year. Data summarized in the report are used to identify patterns and trends of disease incidence that are used as the scientific basis for development of disease control and prevention strategies and policy.

The free Acrobat Reader may be required to view these files. Verify the license status and disciplinary history of a healthcare professional or facility license in the State of Florida.

Apply for a License. The Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council is an advisory council under the supervision of the Board of Medicine and was legislatively established to ensure that every dietitian, nutritionist or nutrition counselor practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice.

The Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council is responsible for licensing, monitoring and educating dietitians, nutritionists, and nutrition counselors to assure competency and safety to practice in Florida.

The Board of Medicine is responsible for any required disciplinary action. Applicants from Puerto Rico often apply by Endorsement of Another license where the territory laws and rules must be provided to perform a law to law Comparison.

One option for applicants who are unable to provide a copy of the law would be to allow them to submit written authorization for the Council to review a copy of the laws that had been provided by previous applicants.

When you use the new MQA Online Services Portal for the first time, you will be required to register for a new user account and link your existing health care licenses or previously submitted applications to your account. This is a one-time process that takes approximately minutes.

Just follow these five easy steps:. Once you have registered and linked your health care practitioner license s or application s to your user account, you will have a streamlined, more user-friendly online services experience. The new portal provides access to updated features such as requesting a name change or status change online, adding a secondary practice location, changing a password without having to call and submitting all of the required documentation for your license online rather than having to send it by mail.

For more information, detailed guides and frequently asked questions, please visit www. Not knowing does not alleviate accountability. Become familiar with the Grounds for Discipline found in Section Notice to Licensees About Fraudulent Documents. The Florida Department of Health DOH is aware that documents purportedly originating from DOH requesting information of a sensitive nature have been received by members of the public.

These documents request licensees share information that may be used to commit fraud against a licensee or patient. Should you receive a document that appears to be from DOH, but you believe may be fraudulent, you may contact your local law enforcement agency or you may contact DOH at for instructions on how to proceed.

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