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FWB Police Department Offers Citizens’ Police Academy Course

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1/23/2017 - Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 8:30 PM
1/30/2017 - Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 8:30 PM
2/6/2017 - Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 8:30 PM
2/13/2017 - Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 8:30 PM
2/20/2017 - Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 8:30 PM
2/27/2017 - Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 8:30 PM
3/6/2017 - Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 8:30 PM
3/13/2017 - Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 8:30 PM
3/20/2017 - Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 8:30 PM
3/27/2017 - Starts: 6:00 PM - Ends: 8:30 PM
Fort Walton Beach Police Department
Beginning Monday, January 23rd, 2017, change up your Monday evening routine by becoming a part of the Fort Walton Beach Police Department’s 2017 Citizens’ Police Academy class! The Citizens’ Police academy is a free, 10-week course that offers residents a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how their local police department really works. The course is divided into 10 sessions and covers such topics as criminal investigations, the real CSI, K-9 unit, crime prevention, and more, with an emphasis on hands-on experience, demonstrations, and tours.

The goal of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to foster two-way communication and understanding between the Police Department and the citizens they serve and protect; it also allows the public to learn about how local law enforcement processes really work and what the Police Department is doing to address community issues.

The class meets on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The course is open to those who are 18 years of age or older and live or work in Okaloosa County. And while the course is free of charge, a short application form must be completed in advance. For more information on the course or to obtain an application, contact FWBPD Sergeant Candy Galindo at (850) 833-9683 or at cgalindo@fwb.org.

http://www.wjhg.com/content/events/408001195.html | 408001195

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

Event Dates and Times

1/9/2017 - Starts: 11:30 AM - Ends: 12:30 PM
1/16/2017 - Starts: 11:30 AM - Ends: 12:30 PM
1/23/2017 - Starts: 11:30 AM - Ends: 12:30 PM
1/30/2017 - Starts: 11:30 AM - Ends: 12:30 PM
2/6/2017 - Starts: 11:30 AM - Ends: 12:30 PM
2/13/2017 - Starts: 11:30 AM - Ends: 12:30 PM
2/20/2017 - Starts: 11:30 AM - Ends: 12:30 PM
2/27/2017 - Starts: 11:30 AM - Ends: 12:30 PM
1/10/2017 - Starts: 5:30 PM - Ends: 6:30 PM
1/17/2017 - Starts: 5:30 PM - Ends: 6:30 PM
1/24/2017 - Starts: 5:30 PM - Ends: 6:30 PM
1/31/2017 - Starts: 5:30 PM - Ends: 6:30 PM
2/7/2017 - Starts: 5:30 PM - Ends: 6:30 PM
2/14/2017 - Starts: 5:30 PM - Ends: 6:30 PM
2/21/2017 - Starts: 5:30 PM - Ends: 6:30 PM
2/28/2017 - Starts: 5:30 PM - Ends: 6:30 PM
1/11/2017 - Starts: 9:00 AM - Ends: 10:00 AM
1/18/2017 - Starts: 9:00 AM - Ends: 10:00 AM
1/25/2017 - Starts: 9:00 AM - Ends: 10:00 AM
2/1/2017 - Starts: 9:00 AM - Ends: 10:00 AM
2/8/2017 - Starts: 9:00 AM - Ends: 10:00 AM
2/15/2017 - Starts: 9:00 AM - Ends: 10:00 AM
2/22/2017 - Starts: 9:00 AM - Ends: 10:00 AM
1/12/2017 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 11:00 AM
1/19/2017 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 11:00 AM
1/26/2017 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 11:00 AM
2/2/2017 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 11:00 AM
2/9/2017 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 11:00 AM
2/16/2017 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 11:00 AM
2/23/2017 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 11:00 AM
Panama City
The Florida Department of Health in Bay County’s Healthy Bay division will be offering four new Diabetes Prevention Program, DPP, classes in the beginning of 2017. Classes will be at different times, days, and locations to allow more people to participate. DPP is a yearlong lifestyle change program. An independent review of DOH-Bay’s program found that participants achieved weight and physical activity goals. DOH-Bay’s DPP is pending CDC accreditation.
DPP reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 58%. The goal of the program is for participants to lose seven-percent of their body weight and exercise for 150 minutes per week. There are 16 weekly core courses and six monthly follow-up sessions. Participants learn strategies for incorporating physical activity into daily life and eating healthy.
Risks for prediabetes include:
ü Having a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth.
ü Family history of diabetes.
ü Being overweight or obese.
ü Physical inactivity.

2017 Class schedule:
Mondays 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Florida Department of Health in Bay County, 597 W 11th ST, Panama City
First class: January 9 (must register and attend no later than January 30 class)

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Health Plex Health and Rehab, 2935 Hwy. 77, Panama City
First class: January 17 (must register and attend no later than February 7 class)

Wednesdays 9:00—10:00 a.m.
Gulf Beach Baptist Church, 10620 Hutchinson Blvd, Panama City Beach
First class: February 8 (must register and attend no later than February 22 class)

Thursdays 10:00—11:00 a.m.
Florida Department of Health in Bay County, 597 W 11th ST, Panama City
First Class: January 19 (must register and attend no later than February 9 class)
In addition to the class schedule above, DOH-Bay works with organizations in order to provide classes for their employees. An employee with diabetes costs $13,700, 2.3 times higher than an employee without diabetes. The return on investment is $55,000 over 10 years when DPP educated employees prevent their progression to Type 2 diabetes.
DOH-Bay also offers evidence-based educational programs to help those living with diabetes manage their disease. An independent review of the program by the Ounce of Prevention found the program to be successful with reduction in A1C scores of over one third of a point during the review period. The program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Class offerings include:
· Diabetes Self-Management Education
· Medical Nutrition Therapy
· Insulin Pump Management
· Gestational Diabetes Consultation and Support
· Living Well Program
· Type 2 Diabetes Support Group

You can sign-up in advance for the DPP class or just show up for class no later than the fourth session. For more information about any of these programs, please visit bay.floridahealth.gov, call us at 850-872-4455 or email CHD03Diabetes@FLHealth.gov.

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