The Florida Department of Health is responsible for protecting the public health and safety of the residents and visitors of the State of Florida. It is a cabinet level agency of the state government, headed by a State surgeon general who reports to the Governor. The department has its headquarters in Tallahassee.
The Florida Department of Health operates County Health Departments in all 67 of the State's Counties. The agency employs more than 17,000 persons. It has worked on two year old immunizations, tobacco control, and statewide preparedness response efforts.
The Florida Department of Health is responsible for public health, including: