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News & Events
The Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness Program
Over the next three years, Miami-Dade County will be one of 12 communities seeking to hire nearly 200 veterans to teach fitness and nutrition classes, and to help inspire residents to live healthier, active lifestyles through The Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness Program.
Commissioner Levine Cava takes four-day canoe journey through the Everglades
Armed with a pair of GoPro cameras and a stack of “postcards” with educational messages about the importance of the Everglades ecosystem, newly elected County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava recently set out on a four-day canoe expedition through the famed “River of Grass.”
Mission Everglades Brick Project
Leave your mark at Zoo Miami by purchasing a commemorative brick that will line the walkway to the new Zoo Miami Florida: Mission Everglades Exhibit. Opening in 2016, it will feature state-of-the-art interactive exhibits showcasing the majestic and unique ecology of our world-famous River of Grass.
Areas of Colonial Drive Park temporarily closed
Higher than normal concentrations of arsenic was found in the athletic fields. Park users can expect to see signage and fencing closing off contaminated areas to the public. For more information, please call 305-755-7834.
Heads Up: Concussion in youth sports
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports.
The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. It's Better to Miss One Game Than the Whole Season!
Walkability in Miami-Dade County
The video focuses showing effects of health on creating a walkable neighborhood. It touches on the dangers of our city becoming car-centric.
In addition, the video shows how Miami already has neighborhoods based on walkable designs and community participation in the promotion of healthy neighborhoods. See this is a short public health video focused on Walkability in Miami-Dade County.
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