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Florida Department of Health Franklin County

  •  (850) 653-2111


    (850) 653-9896

    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health Franklin County 

    139 12th Street 

    Apalachicola, Florida 32320 

happy teensChoices, the Sexual Risk Avoidance Program at the Florida Department of Health in Gulf and Franklin County, is currently funded by a federal grant administered by the Florida Department of Health, Adolescent Health Program.  Consistent with how the public health community addresses other youth risks, the sexual risk avoidance approach offers a well-defined and consistent emphasis on information and skills that help youth avoid all sexual risk.  Choices strives to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in youth by promoting healthy lifestyle choices.  The program encourages positive youth development through STD and pregnancy prevention, goal setting, healthy relationships and abstinence from sex, drugs, and alcohol.

Choices educators mentor and educate Gulf and Franklin County youth in schools, after-school care, churches, and youth organizations. The program utilizes youth and adult volunteers, as well as community partner resources, to provide mentoring for at-risk students and to promote ongoing activities and events. Parent participation is encouraged and educational sessions on topics relevant to parents are provided.

Educated Mind, Healthy Choices, The Best YOU!

To download the CHOICES flyer click here!

For more information on the Choices, Sexual Risk Avoidance program, contact 850-227-1276.

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