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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 implement the 2020-2025 Community Health Improvement Plan, which addresses the five priority areas identified in the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment (see below). This plan is a living document that will guide community partners and stakeholders over the next five years as we take action to improve the health and well-being of our community.

Top health priorities in Citrus County: Mental health, healthy behaviors, Child health and safety, access to healthcare and health in all policies. Images of people are shown below text.

CHIP priority areas include:

  • Behavioral (Mental) Health-substance use and misuse; access to health care and related services
  • Healthy Behaviors-to address: overweight and obesity; access to healthy food choices; tobacco use; lack of physical activity; personal responsibility in health decision-making
  • Child Health and Safety-healthy family life, effective parenting and social skills; activities for youth; educational, social and employment opportunities for young adults; primary prevention of chronic diseases and mental health problems in children and young adults
  • Access to Healthcare-affordable health insurance; enhancing access to primary care, mental health services, dental care and specialty care; linking people to needed health and social services; health literacy on appropriate use of healthcare services and resources
  • Health in All Policies-to address: changing demographics, including the aging population and increasing Hispanic population; need for countywide strategic economic plan; economic issues including job training, jobs, wages and affordable housing; health equity
  • Healthy Aging–aging population and ways for older adults to maintain health and function, live independently and safely, manage medications, and make changes to keep homes safe.
  • Health Equity and Disparities–to address:barriers in achieving health equity, eliminating disparities in health outcomes and working toward providing access to healthcare so all residents have opportunity to be their healthiest.

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, for meeting details or other questions.

Citrus County Community Health Reports