Everyone wants to live a healthy, happy and productive life.  Unfortunately, thousands who live in Escambia County or Santa Rosa County are less healthy than people living in other parts of the country.  But, we can change this; we can all take action to make our community healthier.

As identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) the most pressing health challenges in our two-county area are:   

1.     Healthy Weight and Nutrition

o   Overweight and obesity rates

o   Food insecurity and lack of access to healthy food

2.     Tobacco Use and Nicotine Addiction

3.     Access to Health Care

o   Chronic disease rates, especially diabetes

o   Use of emergency departments for non-urgent conditions

TOP HEALTH ACTIONS

So, where do we begin?  How do we address these health challenges? We start by focusing on 4 activities: 

Eating more nutritious food and making healthy food more available.

Eating more nutritious food and making healthy food more available.

                Being more active.

                Being more active.

                  Eliminating tobacco

                  Eliminating tobacco

Better managing our health through prevention and primary care.

Better managing our health through prevention and primary care.

Learn about easy steps, tools, and resources by clicking on each of these sections.