"A Healthy Walton Begins Today! Join the Movement!"
The Walton Community Health Improvement Partnership (WCHIP) is a dedicated group of people from a variety of agencies, organizations, businesses, & community members who want to make a difference in the health of Walton County’s citizens.
The WCHIP’s strategic priorities for the Walton Community Health Improvement Plan 2016-2019:
Substance Abuse & Mental Health
- Substance Use & Mental Health
- Healthy Behaviors
- Health Equity
Reduce substance use in Walton County
Holly Holt, Florida Department of Health in Walton County
Bryan Callahan, Walton County Prevention Coalition/Chautauqua Healthcare Services, Inc.
Increase the number of cities and counties working to advance health equity by implementing best practices related to physical activity and nutrition
Reduce childhood obesity
Increase diabetes education
Promote tobacco-free environments
Increase access to affordable rabies vaccines for pets
Brandi Gill, Florida Department of Health in Walton County
Jena Gilmore, UF IFAS Walton County Extension Office
Increase HIV testing and prevention efforts in Walton County through coordinated response across public health systems partners
Promote an age-friendly community
Kathryn Barley, Florida Department of Health in Walton County
Kay Brady, Walton-Okaloosa Council on Aging
WCHIP is very active, and we are always looking for new partners to join our group. Everyone is welcome to participate in the partnership.
Join us for a WCHIP Meeting:
|Time:||8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|When:||Third Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November*)|
|January, March, July |
362 State Highway 83
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433
DOH-Walton - Coastal Branch
361 Greenway Trail
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
|*November||Date & location announced later due to holidays.|