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The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County is proud to bring together key community partners in a collective effort to improve the health and well-being of our local workforce while creating an overall culture of health in Manatee. Through this collaboration, we hope to empower local businesses to implement employee wellness programs and recognize employers who are committed to helping their workforce be as healthy as possible.  


August 28, 2017

Florida Health Launches Innovative Tool to Keep Adults on Schedule for Good Health

Tallahassee, Florida

The Florida Department of Health is encouraging adults to obtain health screenings and vaccinations, as appropriate for their age, to help maintain or improve their health. Today, the department released the Florida Health Preventive Screening and Immunization Schedule and Record. This tool provides a patient-centered schedule and record for health screenings and immunizations that are recommended for adults, age 19 years and older. 

August 28, 2017

Manatee Chamber wants nominees for Champions of Healthcare Awards

Bradenton, Florida

Creating a culture of health, safety and well-being can impact a business' bottom line. Little things can make a big difference and getting started has never been easier, even for small businesses. The chamber is a partner with the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County and Blake Medical Center in the launch of Health Links Florida. We are the first community in the state to offer the online resources and business certification program of Health Links.

August 28, 2017

Public-private program helps employees stay healthy

Bradenton, Florida

The idea of workplace wellness isn’t new — programs started coming out in the 1980s and have increased in popularity as employers face double-digit increases in health insurance premiums each year. But in Manatee County, it’s not just individual businesses that are taking an interest in employee health. A partnership between the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Department of Health, Blake Medical Center and a Colorado-based program called Health Links is gearing up to help businesses improve employee wellness and, as a result, the overall health of the county.


Creating Wellness Programs and Policies

December 6, 2017


Join DOH-Manatee County at their final workshop on employee-centered programs and policies!

When: December 6, 2017

Time: 8am-9am

Where: Blake Medical Center; Dolphin/Pelican Meeting Room, 2020 59th West Street, Brandenton, FL

Understanding Parkinson Disease

September 8, 2016

West Bradenton, Florida

This is an introductory to Parkinson Disease and the tools needed to optimize individual functionality, to enhance and optimize life. The presentation is intended for individuals with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. 

This FREE event takes place September 13th from 10:00-11:00am


Food, The Fuel for Energy

August 2, 2016

Bradenton, Florida

Join us from 2pm - 3pm for a fun educational seminar about micro and macronutrients. Learn about which fats are beneficial to our health and those to avoid. Learn what percentage of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins you should eat every day for optimal energy. The best way to get the vitamins and minerals our bodies need is through the foods we choose to eat.