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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 Health and Planning

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Karen Weller, RN, BSN, MBA-HSM
Director, Office of Community Health and Planning

The Office of Community Health and Planning (OCH&P), houses programs that provide a comprehensive, community-based health promotion and wellness services designed to reduce major behavioral risk factors associated with chronic diseases. This office aims to enhance skills, knowledge, motivation, and opportunities for individuals, organizations, health care providers, small businesses, health insurers, and communities to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles. The following programs are housed under this office: Chronic Disease Prevention, Community Health Action Team (CHAT), Community Planning, the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade (Consortium), Healthy Start Data Management (HSDM), Tobacco Prevention and Control, Worksite Wellness and the Office of Health Equity.

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