The Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) initiated a new community health improvement process in 2016. Local public health system partners came together to complete the Duval County Community Health Assessment (CHA) and to oversee development and implementation of the 2017-2022 Duval County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). A CHIP is a strategic plan to address public health priorities in a community and defines how DOH-Duval and public health system partners will work together to improve the health of Duval County. Critical sectors invited to join the Healthy Jacksonville Committee included local hospitals and health care organizations, local government, community based organizations, social service organizations, and schools.
The Healthy Jacksonville Health Advisory Committee selected strategic health priorities based on local health data, research, and extensive community feedback. Committees were formed to address each strategic health priority included in Duval County’s CHIP. Our strategic health priorities are: Healthy Families and Healthy Babies, Healthiest Weight, Behavioral Health, and Infectious Diseases.
The Healthy Jacksonville Health Advisory Committee meets regularly to review progress and to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities. As a member of the community, we welcome your feedback and collaboration to achieve the goals established in Duval County’s CHIP. To become involved, contact Healthy Jacksonville at HealthyJax@flhealth.gov.
To protect and promote optimal health and well-being for all who live, work, learn, and play in Duval County.
Duval County will become one of the healthiest communities in the nation.
Quality health care and community services should be accessible and affordable to all.
Efforts will be informed by evidence, science, and innovation.
The local public health system will coordinate activities, share resources, and align efforts to improve community health outcomes.
A healthier community will be achieved by assuring every person has the opportunity to attain their full health potential.
A healthy community promotes healthy lifestyles and behaviors, provides health education, and ensures equal access to opportunities for physical activity, fresh produce, and health care.
All community members have the right to live, work, learn, and play in a safe environment.