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2016-2018 Strategic Priorities

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Strategic Priority 1: Healthy Moms and Babies 

GOAL: Reduce infant mortality


  • Reduce racial disparities in infant mortality
  • Improve maternal and child health outcomes

Strategic Priority 2: Long, Healthy Life 

GOAL: Increase healthy life expectancy


  • Increase the number of DOH-Duval clients that are at a healthy weight
  • Meet the identified needs of Duval County residents through improved linkage to community services
  • Assist companies in implementing worksite wellness programs

Strategic Priority 3: Readiness for Emerging Threats 

GOAL: Demonstrate readiness for emerging health threats


  • Increase vaccination rates for children and adults
  • Improve capacity to respond to public health emergencies

Strategic Priority 4: Effective Agency Process 

GOAL: Demonstrate readiness for emerging health threats


  • Develop a workforce development plan to attract, recruit and retain a competent workforce
  • Improve employee wellness
  • Ensure balanced operational budgets
  • Promote a performance management and quality improvement framework
  • Improve local communication of DOH-Duval services and identified public health priorities

DOH-Duval 2016-2018 Strategic Plan Summary (PDF 127KB)

DOH-Duval 2016-2018 Strategic Plan Full Report (PDF 1.7KB)