AdventHealth Community Medicine Clinic at East Orlando

AdventHealth Community Medicine Clinic at East Orlando Established in 2018, the Community Medicine Clinic at AdventHealth East Orlando assists uninsured patients identified in the emergency department without primary care physicians. Patients with chronic illnesses are stabilized while the clinic’s social worker provides resources for a permanent medical home. Additionally, several specialty clinics provide limited dermatology, [...]

Memorial Healthcare System – LivWell

Memorial Healthcare System - LivWell This tri-lingual program provides comprehensive support for employed, low-income individuals to improve their quality of life by addressing social and environmental factors that contribute to poor health outcomes. The United Way of Broward County, a LivWell program partner, found that more than 44 percent of Broward families earn less than [...]

Nemours – Free Back-to-School Physicals

Nemours Children's HospitalFree Back-to-School Physicals for Under- and Uninsured Children Central Florida, with a strong economy, job availabilities, and year-round nice weather, often becomes home to families seeking a better life. However, many of these families relocate to the region with little more than the clothes on their backs and enough for a rental deposit. [...]

Orlando Health Rehabilitation Team

Orlando HealthRehabilitation Team Orlando Health’s Rehabilitation Team integrates patients with spinal cord injuries into a local gym following traditional rehabilitation, using adaptive fitness equipment and environment. Through an innovative new program pioneered by Orlando Health’s rehabilitation team and South Orange CrossFit (SOCF), former patients paralyzed with spinal cord injuries are pumping iron and participating in [...]

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare – Southside Farmers Market

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCareSouthside Farmer's Market & Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Rx Program These programs improve Southside Tallahassee residents’ access to local, affordable fresh fruits and vegetables, offer vouchers to purchase produce and teach residents how to prepare the foods. The Southside Farmer’s Market and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Rx Program improves Southside Tallahassee residents’ access [...]

Tampa General Hospital – Stop the Bleed

Tampa General Hospital"Stop the Bleed" In 2017, Tampa General Hospital implemented the “Stop the Bleed” national awareness campaign to teach bystanders to stop severe bleeding in emergency situations before first responders arrive. Following the active shooter disaster at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional [...]

West Kendall Baptist Hospital – Healthy Hub

West Kendall Baptist HospitalHealthy Hub This free, one-stop screening and referral-to-care kiosk in the hospital lobby gives community members a consistent place to monitor their health without an appointment. The Healthy Hub was developed after West Kendall Baptist Hospital performed a community health needs assessment, and “access to care” was listed as the top concern. [...]

Hurricane Response

Hurricane Response Highlights After three active hurricane seasons in a row, Florida’s hospitals are not only prepared to handle logistics such as patient evacuation and flooding mitigation, but they also are ready for surprises. Dedicated caregivers and hospital teams stay on the job – before, during and after the storm – helping their patients, colleagues [...]

BayCare Health System – Leaning into Collaboration

Leaning Into Collaboration:A Multi County Approach to Improving Health BayCare Health System Six area hospitals and four county health departments partnered with the community to create a comprehensive survey to address the health needs of the Greater Tampa Bay area. Although the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a requirement for every non-profit hospital and [...]

Health First – Mayors’ Fitness Challenge

Health FirstMayors' Fitness Challenge This three-year-old event creates a friendly competition between Brevard County cities to win the “Most Fit City” title, as well as individual wellness awards. Health First collaborates with various organizations to provide initiatives and activities to improve the community’s wellness and health. Based on Health First's most recent Community Health Needs [...]