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2017-2021 State Health Improvement Plan

Contact: Health Improvement Planning Team

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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.

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

SHIP Quarterly Reporting Deadlines   

 Quarter 4 (October – December 2020)

Due date: January 15, 2021

 Quarter 1 (January – March 2021)

Due date: April 16, 2021

Quarter 2 (April – June 2021)

Due date: July 16, 2021

SHIP Steering Committee Meetings 

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

Date: December 9, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: GoToWebinar

Please use the following link to register for the meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

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