Health Department opens vital statistics office in DeLand
The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is opening an additional Vital Statistics office at 121 W. Rich Ave in DeLand on March 3.  The hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

“We are excited about this opportunity to serve clients on the west side of the county,” said Dr. Bonnie J. Sorensen, director of the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. “This additional location will make it easier for residents to obtain the records they need.”

Vital Statistics issues birth and death certificates for all counties in Florida. Prices for birth certificates start at $15 for the first copy and $8 for additional copies ordered at the same time for the same person. Death certificates cost $8 per copy.

The health department has a Vital Statistics office at 1845 Holsonback Drive in Daytona Beach. That office issued 10,689 birth certificates and 44,516 death records last year.

Birth and deaths for Volusia County are registered and the information is used to compile yearly reports by the Florida Office of Vital Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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140227_dt_focus02Steelers’ Simmons to discuss diabetes at local hospital
On March 5, two-time Super Bowl winner Kendall Simmons will be at Halifax Health to discuss diabetes. The event will be at Halifax Health Medical Center, France Tower, Meeting Room E.

Simmons, a Pittsburgh Steelers right guard, Kendall Simmons, will discuss living his dream of playing in the NFL as a professional athlete diagnosed with diabetes.

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP for this free event by March 3 by calling 877-8HALIFAX.

Community Partnership seeking mentors
Community Partnership for Children is recruiting mentors for teenage children in foster care. To learn about this program, register for the next orientation class.

The class will be Tuesday, March 25, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Community Partnership for Children is located at 135 Executive Circle, Daytona Beach.

To register, contact Susan Hiltz at 386-547-2293 or via email at



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