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The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-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 CDC's Ten Essential Public Health Services (29.9 KB; PDF), we aim to provide public health services to our citizens and visitors.

FDOH-Escambia operates in a highly regulated and political environment. The state legislature determines our programs and funding levels while federal, state, and county regulations affect virtually all aspects of services provided. 

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 the Escambia Health 2021 Year in Review below:

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

Additional Resources 

Notice of Privacy Practices (20.0 KB; PDF)

FDOH-Escambia Service Brochure (1 MB; PDF)