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Community Health Assessment

Department of Health Jackson County

If you have any questions or comments about the 2013/2014 Jackson County Community Health Assessment or the Jackson County Community Health Partnership, please email MaryBeth Gurganus at:

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During April and May 2013, the Jackson County Community Health Partnership completed a comprehensive county-wide Community Health Assessment using a nationally recognized approach called Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP). The Partnership then used the data collected in the County Health Assessment to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan.

Championed by the Florida Department of Health in Jackson County, the Jackson County Community Health Partnership is comprised of a diverse group of health, governmental, faith-based, social service, business, educational, civic, and community-based organization leaders that make up the local systems.  The Community Health Partnership's mission is to promote, protect and improve the health of all people in Jackson County.

The 2013 Community Health Assessment identified a number of strategic health objectives that provide opportunities for improvement in Jackson County.  Following analysis of community feedback and statistical health data that was collected for the Assessment, the Community Health Partnership developed an overarching list of community health objectives where they could have the greatest impact.
These objectives include:

          Reduce communicable disease and infectious rate in Jackson County
          Increase availability of healthcare servicesaccess in Jackson County
          Incorporate certified vocational training in the Jackson County High School curriculum

Moving forward, progress will be monitored and evaluated, based on the measures and performance targets established.

                                        2016 CHIP Annual Report(664.32kb pdf doc)

                                        2015 CHIP Revision(3.85mb pdf doc)

                                        2014 CHIP Annual Report(705.53kb pdf doc)

                                        2013 CHIP(2.47mb pdf doc)
                                        2013 CHA(5.28mb pdf doc)

Your feedback is important.  Please let us know what you think of this Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan by sending an email to