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Community Health Planning

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Community Health

The mission of the Florida Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. We carry out this mission through organized, interdisciplinary efforts to address the physical, mental and environmental health concerns of communities and populations at risk for disease and injury.

  • The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County actively engages the county's citizens and stakeholders in assessing and planning to improve the health of the community. We use the Community Health Needs Assessment and the Community Health Improvement Plan to:
  • Identify health problems and priorities and assess and monitor the health of communities and populations at risk.
    Formulate public policies, in collaboration with community and government leaders, to solve identified local and national health problems and priorities.
  • Assure all populations have access to appropriate and cost-effective care, including health promotion and disease prevention services and evaluation of the effectiveness of that care.
  • More about the Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Read the Community Health Assessment 2022
  • More about the Community Health Improvement Plan
  • Read the Community Health Improvement Plan 2023-2025
  • Visit the Healthier Together Data Dashboard for Volusia & Flagler Counties
  • Florida’s State Health Improvement Plan
In 2022, Flagler and Volusia County completed, their first, cross-county collaborative Community Health Assessment to identify health priorities. It is our pleasure to reach across organizational boundaries throughout Volusia and Flagler, to include those most impacted by health challenges to create a vision that is broadly understood.
A community health improvement plan is a long-term, living document intended to be updated annually. It is a systematic effort to address public health problems in a community. The CHIP is based on the results of a community health assessment. It is one part of a four-part plan-do-study-act process designed to improve community health. The plan defines the priorities for the community’s health which this year include access to behavioral health services, economic and social barriers and system infrastructure. The CHIP is the community’s plan – not the county health department’s plan for the community.

Interested in becoming involved in the process, email or call (386) 281-6547.

Some of our Community Partners:
Volusia County Government
One Voice for Volusia
Advent Health
Halifax Health