June 25. 2019 – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is pleased to announce it will be hosting the Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan Community Meeting to share the assessment results. The purpose of the Community Meeting is to gather a diverse mix of public health professionals, community members, state and local health officials and community organizations so they can take a collaborative approach to discussing the needs of the community and to develop strategies and interventions. The Community Meeting will take place at the Fire Fighter Memorial Hall at 8000 NW 21st Street, Suite 222, Miami, FL 33126 on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM. 
The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is Miami-Dade County’s five-year collaborative plan from 2019-2024 for developing policies and defining actions to target efforts that promote health. The CHIP is the local plan that examines the activities of our public health network and how they contribute to community health improvement that address the most important issues facing the community. The CHIP will focus on: Health Equity, Chronic Disease, Immunizations, Behavioral Health, Healthy Weight/Physical Activity/Nutrition, Maternal/Child Health, Access to Care, Injury/Safety/Violence, STD/Communicable Diseases/Emerging Threats, and Community Concerns.
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County developed a Community Health Assessment (CHA) to examine the health of Miami-Dade and its residents.  A review of the assessment will be provided at the Community Meeting. 
The Community Meeting is designed to provide high-level, dynamic sessions that address strategic public health priorities such as increasing access to resources to promote healthy behaviors, preventing and controlling infectious diseases, improving access to primary care services, eliminating health disparities, and promoting an efficient and effective public health system that maximizes partnerships and uses information technology to improve health care outcomes. Community members will have the opportunity to discuss the issues impacting health and wellness in Miami-Dade County, and evaluate the strategies and actions that address public health issues and opportunities in innovative ways. 
What: Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan Community Meeting
When: Thursday, July 18th, 2019
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Where: Fire Fighter Memorial Hall
 8000 NW 21 Street, Suite 222
 Miami, FL 33126
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
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