Accreditation and Performance
The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County is held accountable to the standards set forth by the Governor and State Surgeon General as well as taxpayers of the State of Florida. In order to perform at our highest standard, we have various methods of transparency:
Annual Health Report
Each year, the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County publishes the Annual Health Report which includes health statistics and recap of the public health services we provided to the community of Seminole County.
Previous Annual Reports
Through data collection, analysis, stakeholder participation and leadership guidance the 2017-2020 DOH-Seminole County Strategic Plan was developed. This internal document outlines the four areas of focused priorities for our Health Department over the next three years.
Health Protection and Promotion
Access to Care
Financial and Business Excellence
These priorities support those identified in the Florida Department of Health Strategic Plan and further enhance our efforts to advance performance within our organization and improve the health of all Seminole· County residents.
The Business Plan is an in-depth look into the financial structure and history of the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County. As a government organization, we need to be diligent at utilizing taxpayer’s money with a high level of ethical standard.
Public Health Accreditation
The Florida Department of Health is accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Florida, as an integrated public health agency, has received accreditation for the state office and all 67 county health departments.
What is Public Health Department Accreditation?
- The measurement of health department performance against a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused and evidenced-based standards.
- The issuance of recognition of achievement of accreditation within a specified time frame by a nationally recognized entity.
- The continual development, revision, and distribution of public health standards.
Visit the Public Health Accreditation Board for more information.
Community Health Assessment
The Community Health Assessment is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving the health of the community. It is the foundation for the Community Health Improvement Plan which is the strategic initiatives and goals of the assessment.
Community Health Improvement Plan
The State's public health system is an integral part of Florida's vitality. The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is one way the community is working to identify and address the health needs here in Seminole County. The Healthy Seminole Collaboration is a group consisting of various community partners who is the driving force for the CHIP and meets monthly to evaluate and work on the goals and strategies identified in the document. The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County is one of the partners in the Healthy Seminole Collaboration.
County Health Rankings
The County Health Rankings are a yearly rank of the healthiest states and counties in the nations. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation leads the rankings each year based on a population health model which looks at a county’s physical environment, social and economic factors, clinical care and health behaviors.
In 2018, Seminole County Florida was ranked #4 in Health Outcomes and #5 in Health Factors.