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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 Planning and Statistics

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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.