Citrus Department of Health to Conduct Community Health Needs Assessment

October 31, 2022


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The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus), in partnership with the Citrus County Community Charitable Foundation, has kicked off its months-long Community Health Needs Assessment process.

WellFlorida Council, a nonprofit agency which works with 16 counties in North Central Florida, is facilitating the needs assessment for Citrus County.

The assessment will seek input from community members through one-on-one interviews, surveys and in-person focus groups.
The final product will identify the community’s health priorities and needs for the county at large which will in turn guide planning initiatives for DOH-Citrus, determine funding priorities for the Community Charitable Foundation and provide data for other entities in the community to use for grants.

“We want to hear from as many of our residents as possible,” said Ernesto “Tito” Rubio, MPH, Administrator for DOH-Citrus. “This is the time for everyone to have a voice about what they feel are the most urgent priorities for improving the health of all people in Citrus County.”

Surveys will be distributed beginning in mid-November and continue through January.

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