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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Community Health Improvement Plan

Public Information Officer

Building a healthier Gulf County began as a community-wide initiative with the goal of establishing an ongoing process for identifying and addressing health needs. The intent of this of this project was to foster successful partnerships within the community in order to improve the quality of life for Gulf County residents.

The Public Health Accreditation Board defines a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) as "a long-term, systematic effort to address health problems on the basis of the result of assessment activities and the community health improvement process."

Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) can be used by health departments, as well as other government, education, or human service agencies, to coordinate efforts and target resources that promote health.

Working together, community partners have created goals and strategies to support the community’s top health priorities: Access to Care, Mental Health/Substance Abuse, Physical Activity, and Socioeconomic Enhancements.

As a result, 4 subcommittees have been formed and are working to create address the selected prioritiess.


You are invited to be part of this effort!

To find out how to get involved, call 850-227-1276 x 6103.


To find out more about the partnership's most recent activites, view the reports below.

Gulf County Community Health Improvement Plan 2020-2023

Gulf County CHIP Annual Progress Report 2018-2019