Founded in 1889, the Florida Department of Health maintains a presence in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. It provides medical and dental care, mental health counseling, case management and support services for people who suffer from AIDS. The department also offers immunization services to protect children from diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella and tetanus. It provides a nutritional program that includes breast-feeding support and referral services for women. The department also offers treatment for tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases. It provides in-home nursing services for senior citizens. The Florida Department of Health operates laboratories that provide diagnostic, reference and emergency services for state agencies and health care providers. It also offers waste disposal, radiation control, food inspection and family planning services. The department also maintains birth, death, marriage and divorce records.