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Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

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    921 N. Davis St. 

    Bldg. A, Suite 251 

    Jacksonville, FL 32209 

The Florida Department of Health in Duval County initiated a new community health improvement process in 2016. Local public health system partners joined forces to develop 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 local public health system partners will work together to improve the health of a community. 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, faith-based organizations, social service organizations, and educational institutions.

Utilizing the National Association of City and County Health Official’s (NACCHO) Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework, the planning team engaged in a comprehensive community health assessment (CHA). The findings from the CHA were reviewed, analyzed, and synthesized to inform the development of Duval County’s CHIP. Strategic health priorities were identified through a facilitated process that examined cross-cutting strategic issues that emerged in the CHA. When establishing health priorities for Duval County’s CHIP, feasibility, impact on health outcomes, and the promotion of health equity were considered. Through this process, the following strategic health priority areas were identified for Duval County’s CHIP:

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 drug overdose deaths

Strategic Priority 4: Infectious Disease 


  • Reduce HIV and STD incidence

For more information on Duval County’s CHIP, please visit:

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2017-2022 (1.7 MB pdf)

Community Health Improvement Plan One-Pager (470 KB PDF)