About Brittany Evans

Brittany is the Marketing Coordinator at Suwannee River AHEC.

Water You Talking About?

By |2018-07-16T16:09:05-04:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Education|

Summer is officially here, and we’re all looking for ways to quench our thirst and beat the heat. While old-fashioned H2O is a tried-and-true hydration method, sometimes you want something a little bit more exciting! Now that we are more aware of the health consequences of sugary drinks such as soda and juice, finding healthier alternatives [...]

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Inside the Darkside

By |2018-06-21T14:43:01-04:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|

Most people know that tobacco causes a variety of health problems and that nicotine, the addictive chemical found in cigarettes, is at the root of many of these health problems. However, this wasn’t always public knowledge. Researchers were hired by tobacco companies to study nicotine and its effects but weren’t allowed to publish their findings. Earlier [...]

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#NPHW18: Environmental Health

By |2018-04-03T12:16:22-04:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Education, Workplace Wellbeing|

Today is Day 3 of National Public Health Week. Today’s theme is environmental health. Air pollution contributes to thousands of premature births and costs billions of dollars. Asthma, lead poisoning, and mercury levels are the environmental health issues we often think of as affecting quality of life. However, the largest environmental issue, climate change, affects our [...]

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Kick Butts Day 2018

By |2018-03-20T14:54:13-04:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|

March 21st is Kick Butts Day, an awareness day created by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Today is a national day of activism aimed at empowering young people to “stand up, speak out, and seize control against Big Tobacco”. Events organized today seek to raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their [...]

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

By |2018-03-02T13:53:32-05:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Education|

Today marks the final day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This year’s theme, Let’s Get Real, aims to highlight stories we don’t typically hear in discussions of eating disorders. Often in media, we see a very one-dimensional portrayal of eating disorders: a frail teenage white girl, battling anorexia or bulimia. The reality is that people [...]

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Healthy Relationships: Intimate Partner Violence

By |2018-02-23T13:20:05-05:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Education|

We have finally reached the end of February, and our Healthy Relationships blog series is coming to a close. We wanted to touch on a more serious topic for our final installment: intimate partner violence. Sometimes we think we’re in a healthy relationship when we’re really not, and it’s important to know the signs of abuse, [...]

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FRHA 2018: Larry Mullins is Leading in Uncertain Times

By |2018-03-12T13:45:27-04:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

Florida Rural Health Association’s Annual Educational Summit is fast approaching! The annual summit, now in its 24th year, has always been dedicated to raising awareness of the topics and issues faced by rural health professionals. This year’s focus is Healthcare, Politics, and Funding in Uncertain Times. One of the most important skills that rural health professionals [...]

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Healthy Relationships: Consent

By |2018-02-01T14:29:20-05:00February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Education|

It’s February and love is in the air! While you’re showering your loved ones with gifts this Valentine’s Day, invest some time on the other important aspects of your relationships. All month, Suwannee River AHEC will be publishing blogs about healthy relationships. This week, we’ll be covering consent. Consent has been a hot topic in the [...]

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Cervical Health Month 2018

By |2018-01-09T18:55:28-05:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education, Tobacco Cessation|

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is the most prevalent HPV-associated cancer among women in the United States. HPV, or the Human Papillomavirus, Cervical cancer is preventable. The best way to prevent cervical cancer is with an HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine is recommended for boys and girls 11-12 years old. This is when [...]

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World AIDS Day: How Partnerships Increase Impact

By |2017-12-13T19:29:57-05:00December 1st, 2017|Categories: Education, Partners|

December 1st is World AIDS Day. The theme this year is Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships. SRAHEC has a wonderful partnership with WellFlorida Council, which provides quality HIV care and services to North Central Florida. WellFlorida has specific outreach efforts for those diagnosed with HIV (ARTAS), as well as prevention (HIP). ARTAS stands for [...]

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