"The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) is the local branch of a state public agency, the Florida Department of Health, created by the legislature in 1997. The Health Department is charged with promoting and protecting the health and safety of all residents and visitors to Miami-Dade County. Although the Florida Department of Health is a relatively new agency, the DOH-Miami-Dade has served the Greater Miami-Dade County community since the 1940's under various organizational structures. The DOH-Miami-Dade represents the largest population and budget of the 67 county health departments operating under the Florida Department of Health, and is the second largest health department (following Palm Beach) in number of employees. [...] The responsibilities of the DOH-Miami-Dade are to: prevent epidemics and the spread of disease; protect against environmental hazards; prevent injuries; promote and encourage healthy behaviors; respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery efforts; [and] assure the quality and accessibility of health services."
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