In a Press Release issued by The Nassau County Health Department, Dr. Eugenia Seidel emphasized that public health is not a result of a singular effort, but that a healthy community is the result of a combined work that involves the whole community. The Health Department in collaboration with the local governments, non-profit organization, health care facilities, business groups, schools, faith-based organizations, and private citizens are working together to improve public health in Nassau County. On March 25, 2015, the Health Department released a Press Advisory indicating that Nassau County's health rankings had increase from 30 overall to 24 in the State of Florida since 2014. Though Nassau County still has a long way to go, the increase in health rankings is proof that the Health Department's collaboration with other groups is working.
In Nassau County, the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is designed to address specific opportunities for improved health that have been identified in our community and regularly tracks progress. The Partnership for Healthier Nassau leads the process and has identified five strategic priority areas addressed in the 2012-15 Plan. The public is invited to get involved by attending the visioning and planning meetings for the development of the Community Health Improvement Plan. For more information on future meetings, please contact Linda Powell at (904) 548-1800. To learn more about National Public Health Week, visit www.nphw.org/2015.
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