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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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The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (DOH-Escambia) is the local health department for Escambia County, Florida. Florida Department of Health in Escambia County

The history of this health department dates to 1821; and, at more than 200 years in continuous operation, FDOH-Escambia is one of the oldest health departments in the world. With our purpose built on the foundations of the Ten Essential Public Health Services, we aim to provide public health services to our citizens and visitors.

The state legislature determines our programs and funding levels while federal, state, and county regulations affect virtually all aspects of services provided. 

DOH-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 the Escambia Health 2021 Year in Review below:

The Escambia Health 2021 Year in Review features program highlights and health information for Escambia County residents.