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Physician Workforce DevelopmentLink opens in new window
Pursuant to section 381.4018, Florida Statutes, the Department’s Primary Care Office staff supports the efforts of the Physician Workforce Advisory Council (PWAC) in assessing and developing strategies for the state’s current and future physician workforce needs. Each year the Department also produces the Physician Workforce Annual Report (PWAR) which serves as a guide for the PWAC.

Volunteer Health Care Provider Program (VHCPP)Link opens in new window
The mission of the Florida Department of Health's Volunteer Health Care Provider Program is to increase access to health care by providing sovereign immunity to those donating medical and dental services. By volunteering their time and services, licensed health care professionals are responding to the needs of those who may not have access to quality care. These professionals provide primary and specialty care to uninsured and underserved residents of Florida. If you are a private licensed health care provider and would like to volunteer your services, please contact us at volunteers@flhealth.gov.

EMT/Paramedic & EMS ProvidersLink opens in new window
This link provides information on EMT, EMS and paramedic licensure.

Florida Association of Community Health CentersLink opens in new window
The Florida Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (FACHC) is the leading state advocate for community-based health care programs. The Association plays a vital role in educating federal, state and local policymakers about issues relating to health care and the role of the health centers.

State Primary Care OfficeLink opens in new window
The Department maintains information on federally approved health professional shortage areas concerning primary care, dental care and mental health, National Health Service Corps. information, J-1 visa waiver foreign physician information and general health-related community development or federally qualified health center interests.

Florida Office of Medical Quality AssuranceLink opens in new window
The Florida Department of Health is responsible for the regulation of health practitioners in an effort to maintain the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The Licensing and Regulation section provides information relating to professional, facility, and permit licensing along with information on enforcement.

Florida County Emergency ManagementLink opens in new window
The Division of Emergency Management Affairs provides access to county level emergency management information.

Application for Scholars to Request Vital Statistics Data for Research Supporting Public HealthLink opens in new window
On this page you will find information about requesting access to Florida Vital Statistics data. Each application is judged on its scientific merit, methodology, data security procedures, benefit to the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and the public, and consistency with epidemiologic research goals of Florida Statute 381.0032. Requests for confidential data will only be granted in cases where the project meets the criteria and no other practical means of completing the project exists.

CDC's Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance SystemLink opens in new window
Discover more information about BRFSS. This national survey provides information on health risk behaviors, chronic conditions, and the use of preventative services. BRFSS questionaries, data analysis tools, and other resources are available.

FloridaHealthFinder.gov Hospital and Emergency Department QueryLink opens in new window
This query tool, provided by the Agency for Health Care Administration, shows data by hospital and by county for inpatient, outpatient and emergency department visits. The tool provides number of visits, average length of stay, total charges and average charges. It also allows data users to filter or sort results by hospital, county, payer, discharge status, diagnosis groups and more.

U.S. Census Bureau American Community SurveyLink opens in new window
This tool provides population, demographic, housing and economic information from the American Communities Survey (ACS), which is annually administered by the US Bureau of the Census. The ACS provides data for states, counties, census tracts, and zip codes.

PLACES: Local data for better healthLink opens in new window
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have expanded the original 500 Cities Project that began in 2015. The primary data sources for this project are the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the Census 2010 population, and the American Community Survey estimates.

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