DOH-Putnam - National Night Out 2019
September 11, 2019
Palatka, Fla. - Mary Garcia, Administrator, Carol Kazounis, Director of Community Health Relations, and Catherine Crinnion, SWAT Coordinator participated in National Night Out hosted by the Palatka Police Department.
The Back-2-School Backpack & Supply Giveaway event was an opportunity for community partners to support the community by assisting with back to school supplies and provide information on their services. Team members shared information on DOH-Putnam programs, completed 23 type 2 diabetes screenings and recruited for SWAT.
Kudos to Mike Patterson, DOH-Putnam Health Services Representative for training over 1,313 school staff members since October 2018 in "Stop the Bleed". To date he has held 34 training's for the Putnam County School District with 3 more training's to go. The school district is extremely grateful for undertaking this huge project that has gone over and beyond to help their staff be prepared to assist in a bleeding emergency.
Pictured: Mike Patterson instructing on Stop the Bleed to Putnam County School District employees.
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