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During Children's Dental Health Month, Florida Health Highlights Success of School-Based Sealant Program

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Tallahassee, Fla.— February is Children’s Dental Health month and the Florida Department of Health is working to promote good oral health for children and families through preventive dental care. Over the past three years, the number of county health departments providing School-Based Sealant Programs has increased from 27 to 51. Governor Rick Scott’s Fighting for Florida’s Future Budget recommends $1.2 million in funding to expand the School-Based Sealant Program to the remaining counties statewide. This program helps ensure low-income children have access to quality dental care.

Congratulations to the Miami-Dade County, Fla., for being named a 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winning community. A vibrant, collaborative, and coordinated approach to improved health is happening across a diverse Miami-Dade County, where 51 percent of its almost 2.7 million residents are foreign-born and at least 79 cultures are represented within its borders. Hundreds of organizations and partners have joined together to make schools healthier, streets safer and more opportunities for well-being available to all. Learn more at www.rwjf.org/prize.

Miami Sets Sights on Health for All