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As the only community-owed, locally-governed, not-for-profit health system in Northeast Florida, caring for the entire community is one of our core values. Baptist Health is committed to building a healthier community for all of us. This is our social responsibility. To do that, we find solutions to unmet needs affecting the health of our citizens at every stage of life.
As our community began to stay at home in mid-March 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, teams at Baptist Health began reaching out to community partners and senior patients to ensure they were safe at home.
Thanks to our partnership with Starting Point and Gateway Community Services, we are prepared to address the increased need as a result of COVID-19.
Baptist Health, along with other area nonprofit hospitals, is offering free Mental Health First Aid training to local residents.
Healthy Start Nassau provides breastfeeding support, developmental screenings, discounted car seats, home visitations and more for pregnant women and families with children under the age of 3 .
Pairing high school students from Jacksonville’s most vulnerable neighborhoods with Baptist Health team member mentors.
School-Based Health Centers offer quality pediatric health care services in a location that's easily accessible to kids - on their school campus. We believe every child should have easy access to health care close to where they live, learn and play.
Baptist Health and the Delores Barr Weaver Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida create The Partnership for Mental Health.
Last December, Roderick Borisade started limping for no apparent reason. He also had trouble making a fist. When the left side of his body starting going numb, Borisade knew he needed to see a doctor right away, but lacked health insurance.
In the past three years, Jacksonville-area residents have benefited from free personalized wellness programs created by Baptist Health in partnership with the First Coast YMCA and the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA).
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Jessie Ball duPont Center
Adult Mental Health First Aid
The committee consists of community leaders from our various health system boards, each of whom is dedicated to ensuring that people in need in Northeast Florida have access to high-quality health care. The committee plays an active role in identifying unmet community needs, setting priorities and developing strategies to improve health and quality of life and provides oversight to our community health and social responsibility initiatives.
Nancy S. Broner - Baptist Beaches
Roseann Duran - Wolfson Children's Hospital
Deborah Pass Durham - Board Committee Chair and Baptist Health System
William H. Gower - Baptist Nassau
Connie Hodges - Baptist Health Foundation
Jonathan Lubliner - Baptist South
William C. Mason, EdD - Baptist Health Foundation
Eric Mann - Baptist Jacksonville
Kyle T. Reese, DMin - Baptist Jacksonville and Baptist Health System
Asghar Syed - Baptist Jacksonville
We would like to hear from you about our efforts to improve the health of our community and your questions and suggestions.
Melanie Patz, Vice PresidentCommunity Investment and Impact
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Baptist is the only community-owned, locally-governed, not-for-profit health system in Northeast Florida. We’re about more than serving the needs of those whose lives have been interrupted by illness or injury. Caring for the entire community is one of our core values and we are committed to making a difference to people in need.
If you are interested in applying for a community health program or project in Northeast Florida, please follow our new application process, or contact me at 904.202.5112 to learn more.
Baptist Health Strategic Investment Application
Letter of Inquiry for Baptist Health Strategic Investments
Impact Report for Baptist Health Strategic Investments
Lynn Sherman, DirectorCommunity Engagement