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Community Health Planning and Statistics

Citrus County Health Department

Community Health Data:



County Health Rankings (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County continually monitors the health of our community by measuring and evaluating a variety of data points. Available community health data is frequently compiled in various topic-related reports. This data is used to guide program and service outreach efforts in our community.


The Citrus Health Improvement Partnership is currently meeting to draft a new version of the Community Health Improvement Plan.  The most recent Community Health Needs Assessment identified the five priority areas listed below.

CHIP priority areas include:

  • Healthcare Providers – Availability and access to specialty providers; providers and healthcare organizations that accept Medicaid, Medicare, and other insurance benefits; and attracting providers to fill gaps when healthcare professionals retire.

  • Mental Health Care – Resources for care and treatment including providers and facilities; early diagnosis and treatment, prevention, and mental health wellness; and focus on care for persons with severe and persistent mental illness.

  • Substance Use – Local availability and accessibility of treatment and counseling; and prevention.

  • Affordable, Safe Housing – Access to healthy living accommodations; obtainable housing for individuals and families with lower and middle incomes.

  • Effective Health Communications – Interagency and public communications about health and social service resources; assure best use of existing services and resources to avoid underutilization and duplication; healthcare system navigation; health literacy education; and physical access including transportation and telemedicine technology.

    A subcommittee has been formed around each of these priorities.  Anyone is welcome to join the partnership and/or subcommittees.  Please contact our CHIP coordinator, Amy Douglas, at 352-513-6057 or, for meeting details or other requests.

Citrus County Community Health Reports