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2017-2021 State Health Improvement Plan

Contact: Health Improvement Planning Team

Florida's 2017-2021 State Health Improvement Plan

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.

Florida's 2022-2026 State Health Improvement Planning Process

The Florida Department of Health, with a diverse group of partners, announces the beginning of the 2021-2026 State Health Improvement Planning process. Through this process, the 2021 State Health Assessment (SHA) and the 2022-2026 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) will be developed. The SHA and SHIP are essential in identifying key issues that impact the health of all Floridians. The State Health Improvement Planning process is a collaborative and coordinated effort that provides a blueprint to address social determinants of health, health inequities, access to care and the state’s health priorities. The SHIP will guide overarching statewide goals and objectives that organizations can adopt to align their work for targeted collective action to improve the health of Floridians.

State Health Improvement Plan Annual Progress Reports

The 2019 SHIP Annual Progress Report is forthcoming


View the 2018 SHIP Annual Progress Report


  • SHIP Steering Committee Partners
  • State Health Assessment Infographics
  • Priority Area Workgroup Toolkit
  • Upcoming Dates and Meeting Minutes

SHIP Quarterly Reporting Deadlines

 Quarter 1 (January – March 2021)

Due date: April 16, 2021

Quarter 2 (April – June 2021)

Due date: July 16, 2021

Quarter 3 (July – September 2021)

Due date: October 15, 2021

SHIP Steering Committee Meetings

2021 State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan Kick-Off Meeting

Date: April 15, 2021

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Location: TBD

Annual Review and Revisions Meeting – Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias Priority Area

Date: December 9, 2020

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Location: GoToWebinar

Click here to view the meeting minutes.

Annual Review and Revisions Meeting

             Date: October 14, 2020

             Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

             Location: GoToWebinar

             Click here to view the meeting minutes.

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