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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Florida Department of Health in Marion County

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County serves residents with a broad array of public health services.

We provide vaccinations to protect children against disease, but also home visits to pregnant women and new moms as part of Healthy Start. Our experts work to investigate and control disease outbreaks. We issue birth and death certificates and offer clinical services to meet special health needs. We provide dental services for children and nutritional services and healthy foods for expectant and new mothers. We perform septic tank inspections, permitting of various public-use facilities and other services to ensure a healthy environment. We deliver health education and inspiration to improve health, as well as nurse and health technicians in schools.

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Our Mission, Vision and Values


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


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values (I CARE)

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.