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Dr. Joy Jackson
Director, Florida Department of Health in Polk County


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


To Be The Healthiest State in the Nation



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.

Our History

The Florida Department of Health in Polk County has a long history of providing important services to our community. Click the link below to view an interactive timeline of our past.