For Your Reference
Florida CHARTS: www.floridacharts.com
The Department of Health’s public health statistics
Web-based data query system
Florida Dept. of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology:
Link to county-level Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System reports
Florida’s Local Health Planning Councils:
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/workforce/healthcouncils/LHC_Links.html (links to each of the 11
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/workforce/healthcouncils/maplocalhealthcoucilprofiles.html (link to
Florida county health profiles by district)
Florida Dept. of Health, Environmental Public Health Tracking Network:
A web-based data query system of data on environmental hazards, exposures to those hazards,
and health effects that may be related to the exposures.
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA): http://ahca.myflorida.com/
AHCA administers the Medicaid program, licenses and regulates health care facilities and provides
information on health care quality.
U.S. Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/
American Fact Finder: http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en
WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System):
Community Health Status Indicators:
The CHSI report was designed not only for public health professionals but also for members of the
community who are interested in the health of their community. The CHSI report contains over 200
measures for each of the 3,141 United States counties.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Framework:
CDC Framework working group: http://www.cdc.gov/eval/framework.htm
Evaluation Framework for Community-based Programs, 2000
Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs, 2005 http://www.cdc.gov/eval/evalguide.pdf
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide:
Public Health Practice:
Florida’s COMPASS initiative: www.doh.state.fl.us/COMPASS
Resources for community health assessment and community health
improvement planning using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning
and Partnerships (MAPP) framework are available here.
The Community Guide: http://www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html - A free resource to help
choose programs and polities to improve health and prevent disease in your community.
Community Toolbox: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/ - The Community Tool Box is the world's largest
resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities. It offers more
than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change and improvement.
Healthy People 2010: http://www.healthypeople.gov/ - A framework for prevention and statement
of U.S. health goals
Missouri Information for Community Assessment (MICA):
http://www.dhss.mo.gov/InterventionMICA/index.html - Intervention MICA is an interactive,
intervention planning system for public health practitioners and community stakeholders.
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO): www.naccho.org
NACCHO is the national organization representing local health departments. On their website are
tools and resources for building public health infrastructure, promoting community health and safe
environments, and readiness to respond public health emergencies. MAPP, Protocol for
Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH), and Project Public Health
Ready are NACCHO products.
Public Health Accreditation Board: www.phaboard.org – Information on the development of
voluntary accreditation process for state and local public health agencies
Public Health Business Planning:
http://publichealthbusinessplanning.org/chapters/chapter01.htm - North Carolina’s Institute of
Public Health developed this resource for public health action planning
Working with Elected Officials
http://www.votesmart.org/official_state.php?state_id=FL&go2.x=8&go2.y=10 – Project Vote Smart
provides contact information for your state and local representatives