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Community Health Improvement Plan

Florida Department of Health Franklin County

  •  (850) 653-2111


    (850) 653-9896

    Mailing Address

    139 12th Street 

    Apalachicola, Florida 32320 



Building a healthier Franklin County began as a community-wide initiative with the goal of establishing an ongoing process for identifying and addressing health needs. The intent of this of this project was to foster successful partnerships within the community in order to improve the quality of life for Franklin County residents.

The Public Health Accreditation Board defines a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) as "a long-term, systematic effort to address health problems on the basis of the result of assessment activities and the community health improvement process."

CHIP can be used by health departments, as well as other government, education, or human service agencies, to coordinate efforts and target resources that promote health.

Working together, community partners have created goals and strategies to support the community’s top health priorities: Access to Care, Mental Health/Substance Abuse, and Healthy Weight. 

As a result, 3 subcommittees have been formed and are working to create address the selected prioritiess.


You are invited to be part of this effort! To find out how to get involved, call 850-653-2111 x 6019.

To find out more about our partnership most recent activites, please view the annual CHIP Progress Report below.

Franklin County CHIP Annual Progress Report 2018-2019

Franklin County CHIP Report 2020-2023