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Progress Report: Better Reporting Still Needed on Healthy Communities, Healthy People Initiative, Report No. 07-33, July 2007
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Although the Department of Health is reporting annually on the status of the Healthy Communities, Healthy People initiative that seeks to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce chronic disease in Florida, it has discontinued reporting on the initiative’s 21 key objectives. The department also cancelled an outside evaluation of the initiative’s community intervention projects. As a result, the Legislature has limited information on the initiative’s success, key trends, and areas that need improvement. To address this problem, the department should expand its annual report to include assessments of the initiative’s progress over time, the community intervention projects, factors that have affected progress, and recommendations for addressing areas of concern.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 05-10 Healthy Communities, Healthy People Activities Effectively Monitored, But Assessment Could Improve, published in March 2005.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Health
Community Public Health

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