The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is the local health department for Escambia County, Florida. The history of this health department dates back to 1821; and at more than 196 years in continuous operation, FDOH-Escambia is one of the oldest health departments in the world. We aim to provide public health services to our citizens, and our purpose is built on the foundations of the CDC's Ten Essential Public Health Services (29.9 KB; PDF).
FDOH-Escambia operates in a highly regulated and political environment. The state legislature determines our functions and funding levels where federal, state, and county regulations affect virtually all aspects of services provided. These include OSHA requirements, licensing standards for various health care and other professionals, and Medicare and Medicaid regulations.
FDOH-Escambia is part of the first integrated, statewide public health system to be accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Through PHAB’s accreditation process, our performance is measured against a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused, and evidence-based standards. The accreditation process seeks to advance quality and performance of our health department by providing a framework to identify performance improvement opportunities.
To learn more about us, please read our Organizational Profile and 2016 Annual Report below:
FDOH-Escambia's Organizational Profile and 2016 Annual Report delivers a snapshot of the organization, including our history, governance, partnerships, community health status and improvement goals, programs and services, and locations as well as 2016 highlights and accomplishments.