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Factors such as behaviors, access to health care, social and economic status, and the physical environment influence the health and well-being of a community. Identifying and measuring these factors and understanding the barriers that prevent some people from living long and happy lives is important to improve community health outcomes. The Florida Department of Health evaluates its resident's health through the Pinellas County Community Health Assessment (CHA), a compilation of community input and primary survey data.

The Pinellas County CHA was developed using data collected through the 2022 Community Assessment, conducted by All4HealthFL (a coalition of county health departments and health systems across Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, and Hillsborough counties), Community Health Action Team (CHAT) members, and Conduent Healthy Communities Institute (HCI).

The new Pinellas CHA is an iterative resource and basis for identifying the community's current health status, needs and issues, and priorities and developing the Community Health Improvement Plan. Accordingly, all CHAT members are encouraged to use the resources as a data snapshot of the health and well-being of Pinellas residents and a roadmap to address health outcomes that affect quality of life.

As well as using the data from the CHA, CHAT members utilized the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) (a tool for collaborative planning in communities designed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials [NACCHO] in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]) to identify priority areas for the improvement plan. These priority areas consist of 1) access to health and social services, 2) mental health and substance abuse, and 3) health promotion and healthy behaviors.

The CHAT members and additional community stakeholders then formulated goals, strategies, and objectives to address these priority areas, including the action plans to facilitate the objectives. These documents comprise the 2023-2028 Pinellas County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), a community-based strategic plan that outlines how to address areas of need.

As a CHAT member or Pinellas County resident, we welcome your feedback on achieving the health improvement goals. To become involved, Contact Us.