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FLHealth CHARTS State and County Profiles

To enhance local awareness about weight, the Florida Department of Health has a comprehensive healthiest weight profile for the state and each of the 67 counties. FLHealth CHARTS is designed to support community health assessments, provide data for health and weight related research and encourage communities to continue their efforts to improve nutrition and increase physical activity. To stay up-to-date on Florida’s and your county’s profile, visit the Florida Healthiest Weight State Profile and the Florida Healthiest Weight County Profile on FLHealth CHARTS and select your county.

Other Resources

There are many useful national, statewide, and local resources available for programs and projects to promote healthy weight.

Active Design Resources
Provided by the Center for Active Design
A collection of resources to assist professionals in design, policymaking, and real estate as well as community advocates to translate health-related design research to architecture and urban planning practice in order to improve health.

Check Out Healthy
Provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
A toolkit designed for leaders of local coalitions, communities, and public health that focuses on enhancing access and availability of healthier options in food stores. It includes evidence-based methods and real life stories as examples to implement strategies in communities.

Healthy Community Design Checklist
Provided by the American Planning Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A toolkit for leaders in planning, public health, and the general public to help incorporate health in community planning. It includes a checklist that educates residents on healthy design, covering topics such as active living, food choices, transportation choices, public safety, social cohesion, social equity, and environmental health.

Healthy Community Planning Toolbox
Provided by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (WA)
A toolbox that helps community leaders create healthier communities through planning process tools that use a health lens to plan effectively and through policy intervention tools that affect the built environment.

Healthy Food Access Portal
Provided by PolicyLink, The Food Trust, and The Reinvestment Fund
A portal that contains healthy food access resources, tools to help find money for healthy food access projects and programs, and resources for healthy food access policy and retail strategy.

MenuStat
Provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
A public database of 35,000 food and drinks from 66 top American restaurant chains. Users can easily search and analyze nutritional information and trends across restaurants, food categories, and over time.

Order Up Healthy
Provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
A toolkit designed for leaders of local coalitions, communities, and public health that focuses on enhancing access and availability of healthier options in restaurants. It includes evidence-based methods and real life stories as examples to implement strategies in food environments of restaurants.

A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease
Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A resource designed to help professionals in public health, design, policymaking, real estate and the community include equity in practice. The guide contains tobacco-free living, healthy food and beverage, and active living strategies in addition to foundational skills.

*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.

Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not for profit organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make choices about healthy eating and active living.