Each year on April 7th, we celebrate #WorldHealthDay.
Since its inception in 1948, World Health Day “has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization”. This year’s World Health Day theme is: Our Planet, Our Health.
The Our Planet, Our Health campaign focuses on “urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being”. Through this campaign, the World Health Organization encourages “governments and the public to share stories of steps they are taking to protect the planet…their health and prioritize well-being societies”. These societies are ones that emphasize “human well-being, equity, and ecological sustainability as [their] goals”.
Why is this topic relevant to JaxCareConnect? EQUITY!
Although there is still much work to be done in regard to global equity, JaxCareConnect works diligently to increase health care-related equity and access for all Duval County residents. In addition to increasing access to health care, JaxCareConnect also links its’ clients to local organizations who work to address the Social Determinants of Health. The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) is defined as “the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks”. This includes connecting people to resources like Affordable Care Act navigators, Medicaid and Medicare experts, transportation to appointments, stable housing, food, clothing, and anything relating to barriers to health care.
Do you or anyone you know need access to health care? JaxCareConnect can help! Click the link below for more info: https://www.jaxcareconnect.org
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