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Community Health Assessment and Profile

Florida Department of Health in Walton County continually monitors the health status of our county. Ongoing collection, analysis and review of public health data which describes population health status gives us a better understanding of the health of our community and helps us to ensure that limited resources target specific health status issues.

Public health in the United States is guided by a set of three principles known as the Core Functions of Public Health. The three Core Functions: assessment, policy development, and assurance define the roles of federal, state and local public health systems. All public health agencies are responsible for assessing the status of public health in their communities, developing policies to address public health needs, and assuring public health needs are met.

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Walton County Community Health Profile Report

Walton Community Health Improvement Plan 2013 - 2015


To learn more about health indicators:
Florida Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set (Florida CHARTS)
- Provides health statistics such as births, deaths, disease morbidity, population, and behavioral risk factors. Some statistics are available by county or zip code.

Florida MAPP
- Is a community-wide strategic planning process for improving community health and local public health systems.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

To learn more about social determinants of health: CDC Social Determinants of Health
- Social determinants are circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age, as well as the systems put in place to deal with illness.

To learn more about the Leading Health Indicators:
- Leading health indicators are a set of objectives created to help identify sentinel measures of public health, and to encourage wide participation in improving health.
            Healthy People 2020 – The Road Ahead
To learn more about what works to promote health: The Community Guide to Preventive Services
- Free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.

To learn more about health and wellness: Healthfinder.gov
Home to reliable health and wellness information.

County Health Rankings

The County Health Rankings show us that where we live matters to our health. The health of a community depends on many different factors – ranging from health behaviors, education and jobs, to quality of health care to the environment.

      For more information, contact Laura L.Brazell at 850-892-8040 x 1163


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