Florida Department of Health in Gulf County

Community Health Improvement Plan


A Comprehensive Community Health Assessment provides the general public and policy leaders with information on the health status of the population and existing assets and resources to address health issues; This health assessment provides the basis for development of a Community Health Improvement Plan. The Gulf County Community Health Assessment is available for your review below. For questions or comments, call (850) 227-1276, x 205.

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Building a healthier Gulf County began as a community-wide initiative with the goal of establishing an ongoing process for identifying and addressing health needs. The intent of this project was to foster successful partnerships within the community in order to improve the health of Gulf County residents. The Public Health Accreditation Board defines a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) as “a long-term, systematic effort to address health problems on the basis of the results of assessment activities and the community health improvement process.” A CHIP can be used by health departments, as well as other government, education, or human service agencies, to coordinate efforts and target resources that promote health. The 2013 Gulf County Community Health Improvement Plan is available for your review below.

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