The Jackson County Health Department assesses the public health status, prevents epidemics and the spread of disease, protects against environmental hazards, guards against the occurrence of injury-causing situations and responds to disasters. The department assures the quality and accessibility of health services and provides family planning and pediatric care services. It also supports the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, which reduces the impact of breast and cervical cancer through education, early detection and treatment. The Jackson County Health Department administers the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which is a federal health, nutrition and prevention program for pregnant women, infants and children under the age of 5. The department coordinates with the Florida Department of Health in promoting and protecting the health and safety of individuals in Jackson County, Fla. It supports medication assistance and smoking cessation programs. The Jackson County Health Department provides insulin medication and HIV and AIDS screening, testing and treatment services. The department maintains a location in Marianna, Fla.