Community Health Services

UF Health Jacksonville is committed to decreasing disparities in healthcare delivery across ethnic and economic lines. Our programs reflect the city's major causes of morbidity and mortality in both purpose and location. We are especially vested in improving the health of residents living in the community surrounding the hospital, the most populated area of Jacksonville's urban core.

The urban core has the city's highest mortality rate from heart disease, diabetes and HIV/AIDS as well as the highest infant mortality rate. We offer community-responsive programs for expectant parents and people with conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell and other blood disorders. Programs offered include:

  • UF Health Jacksonville Care Van is a mini-health unit on wheels that travels throughout Jacksonville providing screenings and health information.

  • C.B. McIntosh Pediatric Sickle Cell Program provides genetic counseling, medical management, education and emotional support to children living with sickle cell disease and their families.

  • Heal Thy People is a partnership between UF Health and more than 54 local churches to promote wellness and improve access to healthcare through education, outreach and community activities.

  • Healthy Start and Little Miracles reduce infant mortality by providing education, counseling and healthcare for expectant and new mothers and infants.

  • Ryan White Part A Program identifies and tracks people living with HIV/AIDS. The program provides education, screening, counseling and spiritual support for those living with the disease.

  • UF Health Jacksonville Trauma Prevention Program encompasses seven initiatives aimed at reducing the number and severity of injuries in children.