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Welcome to the Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) Community Health webpage.  DOH-Bay continually monitors the health status of our county.  Ongoing collection, analysis and review of public health data which describes population health status will give us a better understanding of the health of our community and help us to ensure that limited resources target specific health status issues.

What is Public Health? 

Public health in the United States is guided by a set of three principles known as the Core Functions of Public Health.  The three Core Functions:  assessment, policy development, and assurance define the roles of federal, state and local public health systems.  All public health agencies are responsible for assessing the status of public health in their communities, developing policies to address public health needs, and assuring public health needs are met. 


To read the latest Community Health Improvement Plan, please click the link below. Please note the PDF file will open in a new window. The file is 2,056KB.
Community Health Improvement Plan 2015-2018


To read the latest Community Health Assessment, please click the link below. Please note the PDF file will open in a new window. The file is 1,575KB.
Community Health Assessment 2015-2016

Previous Community Health Improvement Plan Information

Community Health Improvement Plan - with alignment document

Community Health Improvement Plan - Year 1 Review

Community Health Improvement Plan - Year 2 Review