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State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP)

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The Florida Department of Health announces Florida's 2017-2021 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). Under the leadership of the State Surgeon General, the Department of Health tasked a diverse group of partners with creating a blueprint for action, culminating in Florida's SHIP. The SHIP sets out goals for Florida's public health system, which includes a range of stakeholders, such as state and local government agencies, health care providers, employers, community groups, universities and schools, non profit organizations and advocacy groups. The department used a collaborative planning process to foster shared ownership and responsibility for the plan's implementation, with the goal of efficient and targeted collective action to improve the health of Floridians.

To view the full State Health Assessment (SHA). Click here

Please take survey to provide feedback about Florida’s SHA Key Findings, provide information about how communities are addressing the health issues, and identify additional resources.


View the Florida State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) 2017–2021 Executive Summary to learn about the priority areas for addressing the most important health issues affecting Floridians.

Read the SHIP Executive Summary.

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View the SHIP to learn about the goals, strategies and objectives for each priority area.

Read the SHIP Goals, Strategies & Objectives.

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  • Ship Steering Committee Partners
  • Partner Communication ToolKit
  • Upcoming Events
  • Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Feeding Florida
  • Florida American Indian Health Advisory Council
  • Florida Association pf Community Health Centers
  • Florida Association of Health Plans
  • Florida Association of Health Planning Agencies, Inc.
  • Florida Blue
  • Florida Chamber Foundation
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Florida Department of Education
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • Florida Hospital Association
  • Florida Housing Finance Corporation
  • Florida Institute for Health Innovation
  • Florida State University
  • Office of Attorney General
  • United Way of Florida
  • University of Florida
  • VISIT Florida

Steering Commitee Meeting - 1st Quarter 

         Date: 5/22/18

         Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm

Steering Committee Meeting - 2nd Quarter 

         Date: 8/23/2018

         Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm

Steering Committee Meeting - 3rd Quarter

         Date: 11/5/2018

         Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm

Steering Committee Meeting - 4th Quarter

          Date: 1/9/2019

          Time: 1:00pm- 5:00pm


Steering Committee meeting location:

Capital Circle Office Complex (Southwood)

Building 4052, Room 301

Tallahassee, FL 32399

* For addtional information, please contact the Bureau of Community Health Assessment at 850-245-4009