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Community Health Improvement Plan

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    900 University Boulevard North 

    Jacksonville, FL 32211 


Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 

The Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) initiated a new community health improvement process in 2016. Over the past year, local public health system partners joined forces to develop the 2017-2019 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 participate in the development of Duval County’s CHIP included local hospitals and health care organizations, local government, community based organizations, social service organizations, and schools.

Strategic Priority 1: Healthy Families and Healthy Babies 


  • Reduce infant mortality and morbidity

Strategic Priority 2: Healthiest Weight 


  • Increase the percent of children and adults who are at a healthy weight
  • Increase access to nutritious and affordable food

Strategic Priority 3: Behavioral Health 


  • Reduce deaths due to suicide
  • Reduce opioid use related deaths

Strategic Priority 4: Access to Care 


  • Decrease barriers to accessing care