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Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Announces Community Health Assessment

September 11, 2019

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MIAMI, FL. – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County developed a Community Health Assessment (CHA) to examine the health of Miami-Dade and its residents. The Community Health Assessment, refers to an assessment that is used to identify key health needs and issues through methodical, comprehensive data collection and analysis. A Community Health Assessment gives the community and partner organizations comprehensive information about the community’s current health status, needs and issues. In turn, this information aids in the development of the Community Health Improvement Plan by justifying how and where resources should be allocated to best meet community needs. 

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County highlighted many topics in their Community Health Assessment that offered an assortment of information about Miami-Dade County. Statistics and information shared about various topics such as Unintentional/Intentional Injuries, Maternal/Child Health, Health Equity, Reportable and Infectious Diseases, and Chronic Diseases. The statistics highlighted the rates for Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the United States for comparison and transparency purposes. 

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is pleased to announce that the results from the Community Health Assessment is available. To view the full assessment, please visit https://www.healthymiamidade.org/resources/mapp-process/. As a way to involve the community in the assessment process, feedback and comments related to the Community Health Assessment can be provided at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHA-MDC.

About the Florida Department of Health 

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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