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Let's Give a Warm Welcome to Dan Murray, Gilchrist County's New Tobacco Prevention Specialist!
September 10, 2020

  Hello Gilchrist county community! My name is Daniel Murray and I will be the new Tobacco Prevention Specialist for the QuitDoc Foundation. Not only am I the newest member of this wonderful foundation that was started right here in lovely Gilchrist County, but also one of the newer members to this community as well. Growing up in bigger and busier cities I have slowly grown to love this area and the peaceful charm that comes with small-town living. I could not be more excited to continue to build on the tobacco free policies that Tracy DeCubellis and QuitDoc have already implemented within the community, and I plan to continue their work in creating a stronger, healthier tobacco-free county.    

A little more about myself and what I can bring towards this county: I am currently studying my way towards earning my bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration. I have studied and worked within the healthcare field for the last 5 years from hospitals to private clinics. No matter the setting though there was always one interest that trumped all, and that was preventative care and medicine. How can we change our lives for the better before needing a doctor or even worse a hospital? What can we do to avoid future health risk for ourselves and within our community?

These are all questions we should reflect on and apply to our daily lives. This is the mentality I plan to bring in improving tobacco-free areas and policies within the county. Together I believe we will not only see an improvement in the health of our community, but also a decline in tobacco use among our youth as well.