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dr kevin sherinAll of us at the Florida Department of Health in Orange County believe that we can make a difference as we strive to become the healthiest and safest community in Florida.  Our mission is to To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

We place special emphasis on health education, maternal and child health, epidemiology, environmental health, school health, dental care services, and a variety of other programs. We hope you will become familiar with what the Florida Department of Health in Orange County has to offer. In addition to providing information concerning our services, this site gives you the opportunity to learn about many health and safety issues.  You will be able to read about the latest health tips, obtain information on parenting skills, and learn about environmental health issues and our many other programs. We hope you will enjoy our web site.  Even more, we hope you will find this resource helpful in keeping you and your family healthy.  Our experienced, dedicated staff is always available to provide you with information regarding your health and safety needs.


Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH, MBA

Our Bureau Chiefs

Dr. Steven HaleDr. Steven Hale

Health Management Bureau


Lesli Ahonkhai Lesli Ahonkhai

Health Protection Bureau




Our Vision:

To Be The Healthiest State in the Nation

Our Values

I nnovation:  We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration:  We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability:   We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness:  We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence:  We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


Our Ten Essential Services

  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  4. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  8. Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce.
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.