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Community Health Initiatives

Florida Department of Health - St. Johns County

  •  904-209-3250

    Mailing Address

    200 San Sebastian View 


    Saint Augustine, Florida 32084 

Wellness Programs

Visit our Wellness Programs webpage for more information.

Prevent Respiratory Illness - it's in your hands!

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If you don’t have soap and water, use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol based.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Stay home when you’re sick, and keep your children home when they’re sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
  • Try not to touch your face with unwashed hands.
  • Don’t touch or shake hands with people who are sick.

Download these educational materials:

  • Healthy Brain Initiative
  • Healthy Eating
  • HIV Initiatives
  • Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
Healthy Brain Initiative

Learn More at the Healthy Brain Initiative!

Healthy Brain Initiative

The role of public health in enhancing the physical health of older adults is well-known. Public health’s role in maintaining cognitive health, a vital part of healthy aging and quality of life, is emerging. The need for a clearly delineated public health role comes at a critical time given the dramatic aging of the U.S. population, scientific advancements in knowledge about risk behaviors (e.g., lack of physical activity, uncontrolled high blood pressure) related to cognitive decline, and the growing awareness of the significant health, social, and economic burdens associated with cognitive decline.

CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative State and Local Public Health Partnerships to address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map

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Small Steps to Living Healthy: Healthy Eating

Visit DOH-St. Johns March: National Nutrition Month Event for information and resources for a healthful lifestyle from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Coming soon...

April also marks the return of our WIC Farmers Market season in collaboration with the Florida Department of Agriculture. A Farmers Market stand open to all, will be on site in the parking lot of the Health and Human Services Building.

Specific days and times to follow. Please take advantage of this great opportunity to access locally grown fruits and vegetables!

If  you are a WIC recipient and have any questions on the Farmers Market Nutrition Program please call or visit the DOH – St. Johns WIC office.

10 Tips to Make Eating Healthy Easy10 Tips to Make Eating Health Easy (PDF, 2MB)

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Protect Yourself. 

The Florida Department of Health offers numerous specialized initiatives to benefit the health of Florida's communities. We invite you to learn more about our comprehensive HIV prevention strategies — and to join our growing network of grassroots HIV educators.

Vaccines for Children Program

Learn more at Vaccines for Children Program

The Florida VFC Program provides vaccines to children 0 through 18 years of age who meet program eligibility at no cost to the parent/guardian. The VFC Program purchases the vaccines and supplies them to enrolled VFC Program providers at no cost. It supports the Immunization Section's commitment to vaccinate all children. This valuable program allows providers to make routine immunizations available to eligible children without out-of-pocket expenses to the parent/guardian.

 St. Johns County Immunization Coverage. Key Points: 84 percent of 2 year old children in St. Johns County were up to date on vaccinations in 2017. the Dtap series had the lowest completion rate. The percent of children with a religious exemption in St. Johns County is higher than that statewide.

View the entire St. Johns County Community Immunization Coverage Report (PDF, 362KB).

Effective March 27, 2015 the VFC provider initial enrollment process will be completed via email. The VFC annual provider enrollment process will be completed in Florida SHOTS. If you would like to enroll in the VFC program, please send email to You will be contacted by a VFC representative with instructions for initial enrollment.