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Health

Our Goal: 

Children and adults live a healthy lifestyle, live in and maintain a safe and healthy environment, and have access to healthcare and services.

Strategy: 

We partner to promote wellness and prevention programs, substance abuse and mental health services, as well as increased access to healthcare and nutritious food.

Program Support: 

Our Community Investment Fund is currently supporting the following Impact Partner programs to achieve our health goals. They are listed below:

Funded Health Programs

Agency

Program What They Do
ACORN Clinic

Dental Home for Low-Income, Rural Children and Families

This program provides comprehensive and preventative care for our target population (rural, low income, uninsured residents) including: preventive (oral hygiene & education); restorative (extractions, fillings, crowns, root canals) and more.
ACORN Clinic

HEALTH (Help Everyone Achieve Lifetime Health)

This program provides cost-effective and high-quality primary care and specialty health services, such as rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and dermatology to rural, low-income, uninsured residents. 

Bread of the Mighty

Food on the Move This program encompasses all of the food programs associated with Bread of the Mighty Food Bank (School Pantries, Feeding Kids, Warehouse Pantry, Mobile Pantries, etc.)

Catholic Charities

Weekend Hunger Backpack This program provides meals for children who depend on their school for breakfast and lunch. It identifies chronically hungry children who  need of nutritional assistance over the weekend.

ElderCare of Alachua County

Older Americans Act (Meals on Wheels) This program provides clients nutritionally sound meals that they may otherwise not be able to access to reduce hunger and food insecurity, a major factor in overall health.

Episcopal Children's Services

Nutrition & Wellness This program is a research-based, family-centered services for low-income families with young children in Alachua, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties. 
Girl's Place

BrainPower

This program provides access to mental health assessment and treatment in a familiar out of school environment for children who often struggle with anxiety, depression and conduct disorders. The goal is to provide early intervention to build the capacity to cope with potentially harmful situations and
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

PACE Center for Girls

Exhibit Courage: Mental Health and Counseling This program provides counseling and social services to more than 100 girls annually, including bi-weekly individual counseling, weekly group counseling, monthly family counseling and crisis counseling 24/7.

Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network

Violence Against Women Rural Underserved  

Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network

Violence Prevention & Intervention This program provides comprehensive child and youth programming on an intervention and prevention basis to address safety and create outcomes for addressing knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors as it pertains to healthy relationships.

Strategic Partnerships:

To turn the curve in North Central Florida we must collaborate with key players in our community. Our health programs and collaborations include:

  • FamilyWize Discount Prescription Cards
  • Children's Trust of Alachua County

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