Palm Beach County Community Health Improvement Plan
In 2021, the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County (DOH-PBC) and the Health Care Districtof Palm Beach County (HCD) enlisted the Health Council of Southeast Florida (HCSEF) to facilitate acomprehensive Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
As part of this process, the Palm Beach County Community Health Advisory Council, comprised of adiverse group of local public health system partners and stakeholders, was also engaged to inform andguide CHA and CHIP development.
From January 2022 through June 2022, the Advisory Council convened to: 1) discuss the emerging needsof Palm Beach County residents, based on the quantitative and qualitative CHA findings and theirperspectives as local public health system representatives, and 2) outline a plan to address those needs.
The Advisory Council reviewed key health indicators from the CHA, which were stratified by race andethnicity, to highlight disparities and determine the top health priorities in Palm Beach County. Through aseries of meetings facilitated by HCSEF, the Advisory Council developed goals, objectives, strategies, and
activities to address each priority area and, ultimately, develop the CHIP. As a result, the Palm BeachCounty CHIP aims to address public health priorities and defines how partners will work together toimplement health improvement strategies in Palm Beach County. The 2022 – 2027 Palm Beach CountyCHIP strategic priority areas are as follows:
• Mental and Behavioral Health
• Access and Linkages to Health and Human Services
The Palm Beach County Community Health Advisory Council will continue to meet biannually to report onefforts, assess progress, and refine the plan as needed to better improve the health of Palm Beach Countyresidents.
Thanks to the dedication of the Palm Beach County Community Health Advisory Council, the CHIP is athorough and executable plan that all Palm Beach County partners and stakeholders can use to guide
community health planning activities in the coming years. We hope that you will review this Plan andconsider how you can play a role in creating a healthier Palm Beach County