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Behavioral Health

Community Needs Assessments

The Community Needs Assessment is intended to provide a foundation for understanding the substance use disorder and mental health system of care in NWF Health Network’s eighteen (18) county area in Northwest Florida. The counties served include: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington County. These counties include the Judicial Circuits of Circuit 1, Circuit 2, Circuit 14, and two counties from Circuit 3 (Madison and Taylor).

NWF Health’s first needs assessment was completed in October of 2014 and was prepared by Organizational Management Solutions, Inc. The second Needs Assessment was completed on September 20th, 2016. NWF Health completed the required 2016 Needs Assessment in three (3) main phases: 1) planning, 2) primary data gathering and analysis, and 3) completion of a Community Needs Assessment narrative report with supporting data tables.