It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week! A week “marked by community education efforts in all 50 states to raise awareness that mental illnesses are treatable medical conditions, and that there is help and hope for children and adults with mental illnesses and their families”. In honor of this special week, we’d like to take this time… Continue reading It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week.
September is Healthy Aging Month – “an annual occurrence to raise awareness about the positive aspects of growing older”. In honor of Healthy Aging Month, we’d like to take this time to highlight an exciting new initiative that recently launched here in Jacksonville, the Blue Zones Project. The Blue Zones Project is focused on lengthening… Continue reading September is Healthy Aging Month.
It’s National Health Center Week! Health centers “are community-based health care providers that receive funds from the HRSA Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas. They must meet a stringent set of requirements, including providing care on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay and operating under a governing… Continue reading National Health Center Week is August 8th – 14th.
It’s World Hepatitis Day. A day that brings “the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change”. In honor of World Hepatitis Day, JaxCareConnect would like to take this time to highlight one of our amazing community partners, CAN Community Health, and… Continue reading July 28th is World Hepatitis Day.
June is Pride Month. Which is the “most visible symbol of the global movement for [LGBTQIA+] equality, celebrating progress, affirming the existence of [LGBTQIA+] people, and demanding recognition of their basic human rights”. In honor of Pride Month, JaxCareConnect would like to take this time to highlight the health disparities that disproportionately affect the LGBTQIA+… Continue reading June is Pride Month.
Each year on the last Monday in May, we celebrate Memorial Day. “Originally called Decoration Day, [Memorial Day] is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America”. Thank you to all of our active military personnel and anyone who has bravely served this country. In honor… Continue reading Memorial Day: Honoring Our Veterans
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… Continue reading April 7th is World Health Day
January is Poverty in America Awareness Month – a month-long initiative to raise awareness and call attention to the growth of poverty in America. We focus on this initiative because poverty and poor health are undeniably linked. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, “poverty is a complex and insidious determinant of health …that… Continue reading Poverty in America Awareness Month