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Community Health Planning

Florida Department of Health in Broward County

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County leads the community health assessment and planning process in Broward County along with community partners.  DOH-Broward engaged the community in the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships Process (MAPP). A broad range of community partners participated including: business, child care agencies, community based organizations, educational institutions, faith based institutions, funders, governmental agencies, healthcare providers, law enforcement, mental health and volunteer clinics.  MAPP is a strategic approach to community health improvement and assists communities to improve health and quality of life through community-wide strategic planning.  MAPP includes four separate assessments: Community Health Status Assessment, Community Themes and Strengths Assessment, Local Public Health System Assessment and the Forces of Change Assessment.

Through the MAPP process, the community identified 19 challenges which were prioritized, and eight priorities were selected, and organized into four priority areas.

  1. Increase Access to Health Services
    1. Barriers to health care access including lack of health insurance
    2. Public health planning  
  2. Reduce the Incidence of Communicable and Infectious Disease
    1. HIV/AIDS
    2. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (including Infectious and Congenital Syphilis)
  3. Improve Maternal, Infant and Child Health
    1. Black Infant Mortality
    2. Immunization for Kindergarten and 7th grade students
  4. Enhance Preventive Care Activities
    1. Cervical cancer screening
    2. Obesity/Food Security/Hunger/Nutrition

Based on these priorities a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was developed.  The plan is reviewed and updated on a quarterly basis, and quarterly and annual progress reports are produced.

2016-2017

CHIP Quarterly Report - January-March 2017

CHIP Quarterly Report - October-December 2016

CHIP Quarterly Progress Report - July-September 2016

2015-2016

CHIP Annual Progress Report - September 2016

CHIP Quarterly Progress Report - April-June 2016

CHIP Quarterly Progress Report - January-March 2016

CHIP Quarterly Progress Report - October-December 2015

CHIP Quarterly Progress Report - July-September 2015

2014-2015

CHIP Annual Progress Report - September 2015

CHIP Quarterly Progress Report - April-June 2015

CHIP Quarterly Progress Report - January-March 2015

CHIP Quarterly Progress Report - October-December 2014

CHIP Quarterly Progress Report - July-September 2014

Additional Information:

Broward County Community Health Assessment (CHA) and CHIP

Local Public Health Assessment Report, 2016

Community Health Needs Assessment Advisory Council, Meeting 6/24/16

Community Health Needs Assessments, 2015

Community Health Status Profile, 2015

National Association of County and City Health Officials MAPP

Broward County 4-STAR