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Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County Addresses County Health Rankings

By Communications Office

March 21, 2019

West Palm Beach, Fla. —The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and today acknowledged the 2019 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This study highlights the many community factors that influence health and uses established data, much of which is available from the department at www.FLHealthCHARTS.com.

“The County Health Rankings help us to understand what factors have influenced good health in our community and how we can continue to make Palm Beach County a healthy place to live, learn, work and play,” says DOH-Palm Beach Director Dr. Alina Alonso. “We’re proud to continue to be in the best ranking category for both health factors and health outcomes.”

These rankings are a snapshot of the health of counties across the country, and they emphasize that health is not a singular effort but a combined work in progress across all community partners. The department works in collaboration with local governments, non-profit organizations, health care facilities, business groups, schools, faith-based organizations and many other stakeholders to improve the health of all people in Palm Beach County. These rankings use data related to physical environments, social and economic factors, health behaviors and clinical care.

In Palm Beach County, the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is designed to address specific opportunities for improved health that have been identified by the community. The department has partnered with many stakeholders to implement the CHIP and collaborates regularly to track progress.

To explore more health indicators in your county, visit www.FLHealthCHARTS.com.

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