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

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Community Health Improvement Planning

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The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a long-term plan to address community health problems. The CHIP is based on results from the CHA and the community health improvement process. It is used to coordinate efforts and target resources to promote health. The CHIP and the CHA can be used to justify support of public health initiatives, as part of funding proposals, and to attract other resources that help improve overall quality of life.

Community members work together across sectors to improve the health of Okaloosa residents. These individuals form CHIP groups. They are responsible for developing a CHIP that guides the community in addressing health and well-being.

A CHIP is published every five years. CHIP updates and revisions are published annually. 

Priority areas were identified from the CHA Leadership Team and community feedback via town hall meetings, online surveys and in-person meetings. These areas were presented to the community in November 2017. Partner organizations identified priority areas and community champions volunteered to lead CHIP groups. The groups listed below are the active CHIP groups in Okaloosa County:

Reducing Infant Mortality
Drug Endangered Children & Communities
Preventing Injuries

To view the CHIP, Annual CHIP Report, or minutes from CHIP group meetings, you can request them via email athealthyokaloosa@flhealth.gov.