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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 Partners

The School Health Services Program (SHSP) is a collaborative effort through community partnerships between the Miami-Dade County Health Department (M-DCHD), Miami- Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the Children's Trust and the community at large. This collaborative effort allows community partners to have input and develop strategies in the state issued school health services plan. Partners help meet goals and objectives that foster comprehensive or basic school health service in schools utilizing several models.

Community Partnerships fosters the expertise of diverse individuals, groups and professions, allowing a more complete understanding of issues, needs, and resources. Partnerships help to improve the capacity to plan and evaluate while allowing for more unending comprehensive strategies

The benefit in establishing community partnership is to eliminate duplication and allow providers to specialize in their areas of expertise, link and integrate partners' activities, and ensure consistency in providing school health services. The additional benefits of community partnerships helps to improve efficiency maximize limited resources while enhancing the ability to leverage resources.

The goal of newly formed partnerships between the Miami-Dade County Health Department (M-DCHD), Miami- Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the Children's Trust is to have a health team in every school. Providers in the community are encouraged to become a part of this unprecedented initiative. Establishing working relationships with a wide range of community partners create an environment that supports the health care needs of the child in the school community.

Additional Links
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
The Children's Trust