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Florida Department of Health in Manatee County was established in 1921 with three (3) staff members. The current health department has approximately two hundred (200) positions and is located at 410 6th Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida. The total operational budget is approximately 9.4 million dollars. Revenues supporting our health department come primarily from the State of Florida, Manatee County Board of County Commissioners, federal and state grants, and client/patient fees.

Mission Statement:

"To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.


Vision Statement:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.



I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement. 




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Florida Department of Health in Manatee County

410 6th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 748-0747


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