The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County has a Strategic Plan which provides a unified vision and framework for excellence in action with public health services. This plan allows us to identify critical issues that must be addressed to protect, promote and improve the health of Floridians.
The plan is reviewed and updated annually after also reviewing key findings from the Nassau Community Health Improvement Plan and agency Quality Improvement Plan.
The Strategic Plan was created by the Performance Management Council with input from the community, customers and employees. Information management, workforce development, communication and financial stability are topics included in planning and review each year.
Final strategic issue areas for the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan include: Population Health, Individual Health, Health Protection and Organizational Excellence. See details below:
Priority 1 – Population Health
1.1 Increase immunization rates
1.2 Reduce infant mortality
1.3 Reduce chronic disease and health disparities
1.4 Increase breastfeeding rates of black infants on WIC
Priority 2 – Individual Health
2.1 Increase access to contraception
2.2 Increase HIV linkage to care/decrease viral load
Priority 3 – Health Protection
3.1 Increase community resilience in the ability to respond to all hazards and mitigate threats
3.2 Strengthen epidemiology surveillance and linkage with community partners
Priority 4 – Organizational Excellence
4.1 Increase staff training opportunities
4.2 Increase employee satisfaction regarding wellness and training opportunities
4.3 Increase IT network capacity, resources and support
4.4 Increase marketing to customers and stakeholders of mission and services
4.5 Increase knowledge of cultural competency and health equity