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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 (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