Community Health Assessments and Improvement Plans
In 2011, the Florida Department of Health in Lafayette County received grant funds from the Florida Department of Health to work on a community health improvement project. The health department partnered with Suwannee River Area Health Education Council (SRAHEC) to complete a community health assessment and improvement plan. This collaborative effort involved representatives from health professionals, community organizations, businesses, and concerned citizens. A comprehensive, county-wide Community Health Assessment using a nationally recognized approach, called MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) was completed over a six-month timeframe. The data from the collaborative community effort resulted in the 2011 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). This CHIP serves as a framework for health improvement in Lafayette County and includes strategic health issues and actions and goals to achieve improved health. The Community Health Improvement team welcomes input from our community. Please review the 2011 Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement plan below, and follow this link provide feedback to the improvement team.
A Community Health Needs Assessment was produced by the WellFlorida Council in 2007 and can be found at this link: http://wellflorida.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Lafayette-Needs-Assessment1.pdf