More Health Town Hall Meetings Here This Week

By on June 17, 2016 in WNDB News

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Volusia County, FL – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) will hold 2 town hall meetings to learn about the health needs of the Daytona and New Smyrna Beach communities.

Thomas Bryant III is the Director of the Office of Informatics and Assessment for the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, and he says the main goal of these meetings is to get input from residents. “The point of the meeting is really to learn more about the health needs of Daytona and New Smyrna Beach,” said Bryant. “And we want to hear it from the residents’ perspective.”

The town hall meetings will open with a short overview of current health data, then citizens will be given a chance to provide input. Results will be used in the 2016-2019 Volusia County Health Improvement Plan.

“Our focus focus will be on listening to the health needs, ideas, and concerns of Volusia County residents,” said Dr. Laureen Husband, DOH Volusia Community Planning Assessment. “We want residents to tell us about their efforts to lead a healthy life and brainstorm ways we can systematically address them.”

The first meeting will be at 6 PM on Tuesday, June 21, at the Alonzo ‘Babe’ James Community Center at 201 N. Myrtle Ave, New Smyrna Beach.

The second meeting will be at 6 PM on Thursday, June 23, at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center at 925 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The meetings are open to the public, and there’s no RSVP needed – residents can just show up and take part.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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