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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County

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If you have ever wondered about the health of people living in our community, then a CHNA has the answers you are looking for. The CHNA is an ongoing process of systematic collection, assembly, analysis, and distribution of information on the health needs of the community. Our community’s CHNA process was facilitated by the Achieve Healthy EscaRosa partnership, comprised of the Florida
Department of Health in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, area hospitals and health providers, educational institutions, area health coalitions, nonprofit organizations and others. The Escambia and Santa Rosa County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process was launched in February of 2021. The mission for this project was to sponsor a community health status assessment for the two counties and to support and promote collaborative initiatives that address identified priority health challenges. The data collected for the CHNA includes both resident perceptions of and statistics concerning health status, community health needs, gaps, challenges, and assets. This report will be shared with key stakeholders and the community at large with the goal of mobilizing community members to work collaboratively towards building a healthier community.