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Palm Beach County Community Health Improvement Plan

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Palm Beach County Advisory Council was established in October 2016 with the goal of improving the quality of life and health status of Palm Beach County residents. From October through December 2016, the diverse group of stakeholders met to extensively review and discuss data and information to help guide and inform future planning efforts. The Palm Beach County Community Health Assessment (CHA) report was developed and detailed this portion of the process.

In February 2017, the Advisory Council reconvened to better understand the current and emerging needs of residents and to outline a plan to address those needs. Through a series of meetings facilitated by the Health Council of Southeast Florida (HCSEF), the stakeholders assessed, prioritized and developed a plan to address the needs in the community. This report, the Palm Beach County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), is the product.

Top 3 Health Priorities Identified by CHIP Council

  • Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Active Living and Healthy Lifestyles

  • Access to Care and Services

It is important to note that there were several other areas that emerged, and though they are not addressed in the CHIP, they are nonetheless important and, if possible, should be considered during future health planning activities in the community. The Advisory Council stressed the importance of identifying and reaching underserved populations to address health disparities. Engaging the community on their level, in a meaningful way, was also emphasized.

The CHIP is a result of collaborative planning by dedicated stakeholders. It provides a detailed, executable plan to address the health priorities and to monitor and evaluate progress towards goals to improve the health and quality of life of Palm Beach County residents.

View or download the Community Health Improvement Plan