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Community Health Assessment

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    Downtown Service Center, 1300 West Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL 32501 



Florida Department of Health in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties work in collaboration with Baptist Health Care, Sacred Heart Hospital, Community Health of North West Florida, West Florida Hospital, United Way West Florida, Achieve Escambia, and University of West Florida and more nonprofit organizations to create, publish, share, and update each year, the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This assessment shares key community health status indicators, important social and economic factors, and community resources identified through the community assessment and mobilizing model used. 

This group of organizations, now known as Achieve Healthy EscaRosa, worked during 2021 to survey residents from both counties to get an understanding of the perceptions and themes of health and wellness in the two counties.

The CHNA looks at the social and economic factors that affect health, like median household income and employment. The report identifies top causes of death and looks at factors that impact one portion of the population more significantly than others. Read the entire 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment below.

 Income and Property Value Graphic. Median Household income in 2019 Escambia $50,915; Santa Rosa $67,949; Florida $55,660. Median Home Value in 2019: Escambia County $173,100; Santa Rosa County $199,200; Florida $245,100. EMPLOYMENT: 4.8% Escambia; 4.5% Santa Rosa; 5.1% Florida. EDUCATION: In Escambia 2.8% had less than a High School Degree; 35.4% had a High School Degree; 36.9% had some college or Associate Degree; 24.9% had a bachelor’s degree or higher. In Santa Rosa 2.4% had less than a High School Degree; 34.8% had a High School Degree; 36.0% had some college or Associate Degree; 26.8% had a bachelor’s degree or higher. In Florida 5.3% had less than a High School Degree; 36.8% had a High School Degree; 30.2% had some college or Associate Degree; 27.8% had a bachelor’s degree or higher.   Sources: Income & Property Value: For more data visit Achieve Dashboard:; Unemployment Rate:’s unemployment rate was 5.1% in July 2021 Education: PST120219

Figure 1 Income, property value, employment, and education data, 2022 CHNA, pg. 12

QUALITY OF LIFE: LOW BIRTH WEIGHT- 10% ESCAMBIA; 8% SANTA ROSA; 9% FLORIDA. In Escambia 17% were American Indian and Alaska Native; 16% wer Black; and 8% were white. In Santa Rosa, 14% were Black and 8% were white. Who is impacted? In Escambia County, Black and American Indian & Alaskan Native babies are 2 times more likely to be born at a low birth weight than White babies. We see a similar disparity in Santa Rosa County.  CHILD MORTALITY RATE - Number of deaths among children under age 18 per 100,000 population:80 Escambia; 50 Santa Rosa; 50 Florida. Who is Impacted? In Escambia 110 Black and 60 White. In Santa Rosa 100 black and 50 White. In both counties Black children (<18) have a 2 times higher mortality rate than White children.

Figure 2 Quality of Life statistics, 2022 CHNA, pg. 20

View the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (16 MB; pdf).

Location & Contact Information  

Fairfield Service Center
1295 West Fairfield Drive
Pensacola, FL 32501

The Community Health Planning office is open
Monday – Friday
8 AM to 5 PM.

Call 850-316-2752 for more information.