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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 wellbeing of our local workforce, while creating an overall culture of health in Manatee. DOH-Manatee, in partnership with the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce, Blake Medical Center, and Health Links at the Colorado School of Public Health, is offering Healthy Business Certification to support local businesses that offer their employees’ health and wellness programs/resources in the workplace.​

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.


Worksite Wellness News in Florida

May 25, 2017

Manatee County Spends $22.3M annually on health care

Bradenton, Florida

BRADENTON -- The 10 volunteer citizens on Manatee County's new Health Care Advisory Board learned Tuesday that Manatee County is spending millions annually -- and not just on uninsured residents. "In Manatee County, on the average year, we spend more than $20 million toward health care," said Karen Windon, county deputy superintendent.

The biggest of eight categories is the county health care mandate, which totals $10.6 million, including $5.3 million for annual medical care daily for up to 1,000 jail inmates and $4.9 million on Medicaid matches, Windon added, which includes the county contribution for nursing home care.

May 25, 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. 

May 25, 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.