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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Community Health and Planning

The health of a community is determined by the physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being of all community residents. The 2016 Community Health Assessment (CHA) process is meant to mobilize residents to take part in setting health priorities, create an environment where everyone has an opportunity to be healthy and provide a more in-depth analysis of root causes associated with health issues identified in the previous health assessment of 2011. The 2016 CHA, which can be accessed at the link below, will be useful, relevant and actionable for effective community health improvement planning.

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Leon County Community Health Assessment

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Community Health Improvement Plan

This plan outlines the needs, strategies and measurement necessary to address the community health priorities.

Leon County Health Profile

The Leon County Health Profile shows key health indicators and social, economic and environmental indicators that impact health.

2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Data Report

Health Begins in Our Communities:

The Leon County Health Department has the proud distinction of serving Leon County residents to create the greatest possible opportunity for health for all of our residents.  From Tallahassee to Woodville, we serve a wide range of neighborhoods and communities, all with unique opportunities and challenges to health.  The mySidewalk dashboard provides key data and information about those challenges and opportunities.



County Health Rankings

The County Health Rankings show that where we live matters to our health. The health of a community depends on many different factors -- ranging from health behaviors, education and jobs, to quality of health care, to the environment. These are published annually by University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and support is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

The Florida Department of Health in Leon County welcomes students from various universities and disciplines as interns throughout the year. The process for becoming an intern is to check with your university to see if there is an affiliation agreement in place.

Please email your interest in these opportunities to:

Program Administrator Rose Ann Scheck will set up interviews throughout the year. After the interview, you will be required to complete a background check and fingerprinting (the cost of this is $35). Once everything is cleared, you will be notified of a date for orientation and start date.

Some of the areas open to interns include: HIV, STD, Community Health, Dental, Clinical, WIC, Administration, Business, IT and Health Education. We have had interns from the following disciplines: Social Work, Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Business, Health Care Management, Pre Med and Nutrition.