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