Media Release

September 18 to 24 is Child Passenger Safety Week

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County will host two events for Child Passenger Safety Week. On September 20, 2016, in the main parking lot of the Health Department (224 S.E. 24th Street, Gainesville), and September 22, at Faith Mission (3701 N.E. 15th Street, Gainesville), Alachua County residents can get their child seats checked by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Free educational materials will be available. Those wanting to participate in these events must schedule an appointment (appointments are made between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.).

Car seats will also be sold for $45 (or $20 for those on public assistance). Payment is cash only.

To schedule an appointment, call 352-225-4354 and leave a message. Calls will be returned by the following business day.

For more information, contact Florida Department of Health in Alachua County Community Program Manager Diana Duque at 352-225-4355 or

The mission of the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).