Florida Department of Health

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The Florida Department of Health (DOH), is an executive branch agency with the mission to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
Led by the State Surgeon General, the Department is comprised of a state health office (central office) in Tallahassee, with statewide responsibilities; Florida’s 67 county health departments; 22 Children’s Medical Services area offices; 12 Medical Quality Assurance regional offices; nine Disability Determinations regional offices; and four public health laboratories. Facilities for the 67 county health departments (CHDs) are provided through partnerships with local county governments.
The DOH in Sarasota collaborates with federal, state, county, and city organizations and governments, hospitals, non-profit agencies, charitable foundations, resident-supported Community Health Action Teams (CHATs), and others to help ensure everyone in the community has the same chance to be healthy.
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