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Healthy Beaches in Walton County highlight of State Surgeon General Visit

By DOH Communications Office

August 19, 2015

August 18, 2015


Laura Brazell
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Santa Rosa, Fla. Today, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong visited Walton County to highlight their recurring excellence in water quality. The event at Grayton Beach State Park featured a number of activities including a water quality testing sampling demonstration and opportunities for the public to join in on free outdoor activities. Dr. Armstrong led kayakers and paddle boarders in a trek around the lake, demonstrating the number of outdoor activities available to residents and visitors in Florida.

The Health in All Places Tour is a chance for state, local and community leaders to come together and highlight what each coastal county has to offer when it comes to health. County Health Departments are located in each county and are charged with promoting health and providing necessary health services to their communities. This tour is a chance to highlight those services and how they move health forward in communities across Florida.

The department is offering free, broadcast-quality video for use by the media from this event. You’ll find 40 seconds of video followed by two interviews at the

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