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.
Public Health in America
What is public health? Vision, mission, roles, processes, programs,
responsibilities core functions, ten essential?
Walton County Community Health Profile Report
To learn more about health
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.
To learn more about community (health) assessment:
Comprehensive Assessment, Strategic Success (COMPASS)
- The Florida DOH forum for news and discussion on community health assessment
and health improvement planning.
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 (2010)
- Leading health indicators are a set of objectives created to help identify
sentinel measures of public health, and to encourage wide participation in
Healthy People 2020 The Road Ahead
Healthy People 2010
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:
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
For more information, contact Laura L.Brazell at
850-892-8040 x 1163