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2017-2021 State Health Improvement Plan

Contact: Florida Health

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.

View the full Florida State Health Assessment

Please take the 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 Florida's SHIP Executive Summary

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  • SHIP Steering Committee Partners
  • State Health Assessment Infographics
  • Upcoming Dates
  • Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities
  • Feeding Florida
  • Florida American Indian Health Advisory Council
  • Florida Association of Community Health Centers
  • Florida Association of Health Planning Agencies, Inc.
  • Florida Association of Health Plans, Inc.
  • Florida Behavioral Health Association
  • Florida Blue
  • Florida Chamber Foundation
  • Florida Dental Association
  • 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 Elder Affairs
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • Florida Hospital Association
  • Florida Housing Finance Corporation
  • Florida Institute for Health Innovation
  • Florida Philanthropic Network
  • Florida State University
  • Office of Attorney General
  • United Way of Florida
  • University of Florida
  • VISIT Florida

SHIP Quarterly Reporting Deadlines

Quarter 4 (Oct - Dec 2019)

Due Date: January 17, 2020

Quarter 1 (Jan - Mar 2020)

Due Date: April 17, 2020

Quarter 2 (Apr - June 2020)

Due Date: July 17, 2020

Quarter 3 (July - Oct 2020)

Due Date: October 16, 2020


SHIP Steering Committee Meetings

Progress Review and Update Meeting

Date: TBD

Annual Review and Revisions Meeting

Date: TBD


SHIP Steering Committee Meeting location

Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Building 4052, Room 301
Tallahassee, FL 32399


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