In 1931 the Florida Legislature approved a procedure to establish county health units in cooperation with the State Board of Health. In accordance with that, Volusia County established a county health department to provide health care to the citizens in conjunction with the State Board of Health. Originally, the health department was located on Beach Street in Downtown Daytona Beach.
Today, the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has an operating budget of 22 million dollars and has a workforce of 250 employees. There are four public health clinics, two dental offices, environmental health offices, five Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program offices, and two Vital Statistics locations.
To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
To be the Healthiest County in the Healthiest State in the Nation
Our Values (I CARE)
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.