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Mission: To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

Vision: To be the Healthiest State in the Nation

The key business functions of DOH are:

  1. Identify, diagnose, and conduct surveillance of diseases and health conditions in the state, accumulating health statistics necessary to establish trends.
  2. Implement interventions that prevent or limit the impact or spread of diseases and health conditions.
  3. Collect, manage, and analyze vital statistics and other health data to inform and formulate public health policy and planning.
  4. Maintain and coordinate preparedness for and responses to public health emergencies in the state.
  5. Provide or assure the provision of quality health and related services to identified populations in the state.
  6. Regulate environmental activities that have a direct impact on public health in the state.
  7. Regulate health practitioners, to the extent authorized by the legislature, as necessary for the preservation of the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Learn More About:

e-Government Services Provided

  CHARTS – A public health data website
  Florida Hospital Services Guide
  Health Licenses
  Medical Quality Assurance License Information Services (external link)
  Vital Records (external link)


Address: 2585 Merchants Row Boulevard

Tallahassee, FL
Email: health@doh.state.fl.us
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