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DOH Highlands Closing the GAP Program

Florida Department of Health - Highlands County

  •  863-386-6040

    Mailing Address

    7205 South George Boulevard Sebring, FL 33875 



The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County is committed to preventing diabetes for those at-risk, and to providing quality public health education programs focused on decreasing risk for and managing the consequences of this disease. Closing the GAP is a grant-funded program that provides public diabetes prevention and self-management classes, and works to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities in Highlands County.

Projects funded through the Closing the GAP program support both public and private entities by:
  • Fostering partnerships between local governments, community groups, and private-sector healthcare organizations;
  • Helping communities address their most pressing health needs through targeted health screenings, education and awareness programs; and,
  • Helping communities better understand the nature of health disparities among ethnic and racial groups.
For more information, please call (863) 382-7294.