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Community Health Planning and Statistics

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The offices and programs that make up Community Health Planning and Statistics conduct ongoing community health data collection and analysis in an effort to understand and monitor the health status and health needs of residents of Charlotte County.  In addition to the identification of health needs of residents, Community Health Planning and Statistics is responsible for measuring the quality and performance of the health department through accreditation with PHAB (Public Health Accreditation Board).

Community Health Status  

A community health assessment is the systematic collecting and analyzing of data to educate and mobilize communities, develop priorities, garner resources, and plan actions to improve public health. Through the substantial amounts of data available in Florida Charts, the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County (DOH-Charlotte) is able to provide the analysis of data for the assessment process.

Accreditation 

PHAB’s (Public Health Accreditation Board) public health department accreditation process seeks to advance quality and performance within public health departments.  Accreditation standards define the expectations for all public health departments that seek to become accredited.  National public health department accreditation has been developed because of the desire to improve service, value, and accountability to stakeholders.

DOH-Charlotte has attained accreditation as part of the Florida Department of Health.

Together Charlotte 

Together Charlotte is a group of community leaders consisting of the Florida Department of Health, United Way of Charlotte County, Charlotte County Human Services Department, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Charlotte Community Foundation, and other Health and Human Services providers and volunteers whose purpose is to better coordinate community-wide efforts to improve the delivery system of health and human services. In a collaborative effort between stakeholders, steering committee, and community members, a Community Framework for Action chart was created to facilitate the implementation of identified initiatives.

A Community Framework for Action