Priority Area Workgroup (PAW) members:

Priority Area Workgroup (PAW) members are comprised of a range of stakeholders across Florida, including representatives from state and local government agencies, health care providers, employers, community groups, universities and schools, non-profit organizations and advocacy groups. There are seven priority area workgroups, one for each priority area included in the 2022-2026 State Health Improvement Plan. Each PAW is led by two or more Chairs, who convene their respective PAWs quarterly throughout the duration of the SHIP so that PAW members can provide updates on priority area objectives. Many members were recommended for participation by the SHIP Steering Committee and the PAWs are critical to the implementation of the SHIP.

Priority Area Workgroups


Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias


Chronic Diseases and Conditions

Chair Organizations:

Florida Department of Health, Agency for Health Care Administration

Member Organizations:


Injury, Safety and Violence

Chair Organizations:

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County, Florida Department of Health

Member Organizations:


Maternal and Child Health


Mental Well-being and Substance Abuse Prevention


Social and Economic Conditions Impacting Health

Chair Organizations:

Florida Self Advocates Network, Florida Department of Health, Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Member Organizations:


Transmissible and Emerging Diseases