Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida

EMAIL US AT CEO@HPCSWF.COM
CALL US NOW (239) 433-6700 Ft. Myers
(941) 487-5400 Sarasota
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ABOUT US

CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY WITH HEALTH RESOURCES

The Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida, Inc. (HPCSWF) was authorized by Florida Statute in 1982 to plan for the health care needs of the residents of seven counties – Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota (Area 8).  The responsibility for planning efficient, cost-effective health systems is shared with the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), and a statewide network of 11 local health planning councils.

HPCSWF, through its Board of Directors, brings together interested consumers, providers and purchasers of health services in a neutral environment to collaborate on developing and implementing plans and programs to improve the health care system for the area.  HPCSWF has partnerships with public health departments, community health centers, state agencies, providers and consumers.

AVAILABLE AND ACCESSIBLE

HPCSWF provides data resources related to regional health needs and health services.  The primary focus of HPCSWF is to improve access to health and education for persons with limited resources and to reduce disparities in health in our comunity.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

HPCSWF is committed to soliciting community involvement for its planning initiatives.  In addition to its planning functions, HPCSWF is the Lead Agency for the following health-related programs: Early Steps/Early Intervention Program serving children ages 0 to 3 with developmental disabilities and their families, HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS), and the Health Insurance Navigator Program (free assistance applying for coverage on the federal exchange).

DATA ANALYSIS & STRATEGIC PLANNING

HPCSWF provides health statistics and reports through quantitative data gathering and analysis. We specialize in implementing focus groups and facilitating community meetings to gather valuable feedback for project planning. HPCSWF is a valuable community resource for strategic planning and program assessment and maintains strong partnerships with organizations and individuals in our health and education communities.

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