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Enjoy a Safe Swim During Healthy and Safe Swimming Week and All Summer Long

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Tallahassee, Fla.—Memorial Day weekend and the start of the summer season are just around the corner, and the Florida Department of Health encourages residents and visitors to practice safe swim habits so they can make the most of their time with loved ones. This week, May 22-28, is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, and the department reminds you that taking simple precautions can help maximize the health benefits and fun of swimming.

This year’s hurricane season begins June 1, and the Florida Department of Health encourages you to make preparations that can help ensure your safety should severe weather occur.

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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