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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Florida Names the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund its July Winner

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Florida Names the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund its July Winner

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA

NAMES THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND

THE JULY WINNER OF “THE PURSUIT” SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

 

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, and Special Olympics Florida Named August Pursuit Nominees

 

Mosquitoes: More this Year than Last Year?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Peggy Munsey and her dog Gunner head out for their morning run each day, and every time, there's a pesky disruption.

"Yeah, they're very bad in this area," said Munsey.

The mosquitoes around her Clifton Road neighborhood in Jacksonville are unbearable and her neighbors agree it's the worst they've seen.

Jacksonville's Mosquito Control is tracking increasing calls for service on maps. In May, there were about 300 calls for service.  In June, that number doubled, and already in July, calls for service have exceeded 600.

"It's very irritating.  I was just talking to a neighbor yesterday and said, can you call the mosquito people because I've already called them twice," said Munsey.

Richard Smith, mosquito control superintendent, said he thinks the number of service requests will top 5,000. "That's a lot of service requests," he said.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the PACE Center for Girls June Winner of "The Pursuit"

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the PACE Center for Girls June Winner of "The Pursuit"

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA NAMES THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS JUNE WINNER OF “THE PURSUIT” SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

The American Red Cross, Florida Holocaust Museum and USO Named July Pursuit Nominees

 

Jacksonville, FL – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. (BCBSF) has named the PACE Center for Girls the June winner of its The Pursuit social media campaignThe PACE Center for Girls is a community-based, gender-responsive prevention, diversion and early intervention program serving girls, ages 12-17, in 17 locations across Florida.

 

Rethink Summer From a Skin Health Perspective

Rethink Summer From a Skin Health Perspective

Help Kids Understand That Fun in the Shade is Cooler

School’s out; sun’s out; summer’s here.  But the tradition of summer fun in the sun all day is losing ground, as awareness of skin cancer (the most common form of cancer in the U.S.) rises, and more of us make smarter decisions about sun protection.

Still, parents face the challenge of what to do to keep easily bored children and teenagers engaged out of the house and also out of the sun during the peak summer hours of sun damage risk (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).

In keeping with its In Pursuit of Health mission, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida offers these suggestions to help parents help kids understand the risk factors for skin cancer and make healthier choices about outdoor summer activities.

Learn About the Skin You’re In

Rethink Summer From a Skin Health Perspective

Rethink Summer From a Skin Health Perspective

Help Kids Understand That Fun in the Shade is Cooler

School’s out; sun’s out; summer’s here.  But the tradition of summer fun in the sun all day is losing ground, as awareness of skin cancer (the most common form of cancer in the U.S.) rises, and more of us make smarter decisions about sun protection.

Still, parents face the challenge of what to do to keep easily bored children and teenagers engaged out of the house and also out of the sun during the peak summer hours of sun damage risk (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).

In keeping with its In Pursuit of Health mission, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida offers these suggestions to help parents help kids understand the risk factors for skin cancer and make healthier choices about outdoor summer activities.

Learn About the Skin You’re In

Innovative Internships Open Job Opportunities For Floridians Overcoming Mental Illness

Floridians who have been treated for mental illnesses will have the opportunity to be employed by private businesses under a new partnership between the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).


Twenty-five paid internships will be available within the next few months for persons who are ready to go to work as part of their treatment and recovery from serious mental illnesses. Typically the unemployment rate of adults with significant mental health issues is extremely high – around 80 percent.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare to Break Ground on New Clay County Facility

St. Vincent’s HealthCare to Break Ground on New Clay County Facility

St. Vincent’s HealthCare is growing its ministry and expanding into Clay County. The public is invited to attend the official ground breaking of our new Ambulatory Pavilion and Hospital at the corner of Blanding Boulevard and Branan Field Road in Orange Park on June 23 at 10 a.m.

“St. Vincent’s is thrilled to be expanding into Clay County. The community has welcomed us with open arms, sharing their excitement about the construction of our new campus,” said Moody Chisholm, CEO of St. Vincent’s HealthCare. “The need for increased access to healthcare has grown substantially in Clay County. This facility will expand the options available and enhance access to the quality care the citizens there want and deserve.”