Pasco County 2013 Health Rankings

Pasco County is the 12th largest county in the state of Florida.  Spread across approximately 745 square miles, it has 6 municipalities: New Port Richey, Port Richey, San Antonio, St. Leo, Zephyrhills and Dade City.  It is one of 8 counties, along with Citrus, Dixie, Hernando, Levy, Jefferson, Taylor, and Wakulla, which make up the "Nature Coast."  It is beautifully situated on the Gulf of Mexico.

Pasco County is the 9th fastest growing county of Florida and the 38 of the nation.  The estimated population is 437,028 people, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau. A total of 354,833 adults reside in the county, a 1.02 % increase from 2009.  In Pasco, 23.7% of the residents are 65 years old and over compared to only 17.7% in Florida.  

The Pasco County Health Department recently published their Community Health Assessment, available for viewing on their web site.  It reflects their work standards of (1) improving health by providing essential services, (2) promoting wellness with education and information, and (3) protecting the health our our community through prevention. 

The Community Health Assessment Rankings and Roadmaps report identifies the county's health outcomes and heath factors over the past four years, and compares the data to the state of Florida. Covering categories such as obesity, teen pregnancy, diabetic screening, social and economic factors, as well as many others, it highlights particular areas of continuous attention.

Their mission: "To serve, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts."  
Their vision: "To be the healthiest state in the nation."  
Their values: innovation, collaboration, accountability, responsiveness, and excellence.

For links to services, hours and locations, maps to clinics, and more information, go to the Pasco County Health Department web site.


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