Ocoee earns Healthy Community Champion title

The Florida Department of Health recognized the city as a 2019 Healthy Community Champion.


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  • | 1:33 p.m. January 22, 2020
  • West Orange Times & Observer
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The City of Ocoee recently recieved some state recognition for building healthy communities.

The Florida Department of Health named Ocoee as a 2019 Heathly Community Champion. The city is one of 33 communities to earn that honor this past year. Ocoee earned this title for building a sustainable community and adopting planning and urban design best practices. Those efforts help increase community connectivity, provide different modes of transportation and increase access to facilities, activities and services to improve overall health, social interaction and physical activity. Ocoee is also highlighted for its on-site health clinic that provides city employees easy access to wellness services and facilities.

“We congratulate the City of Ocoee for being named a Healthy Community Champion,” said Dr. Raul Pino, health officer for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. “Ocoee is committed to improving the lives of their residents through policies and best practices that will increase the overall health of their community. We are committed to partnering with Ocoee to promote healthy lifestyles and empowering the residents to improve their health.” 

 

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