Summer is here to stay. Here’s some tips from our friends over at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Red Cross, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on how to stay healthy this season. First, we’re talking skin safety. The CDC recommends wearing both sunscreen and insect repellent. For sun protection,… Continue reading How to Stay Healthy this Summer
It’s National Women’s Health Week! A special week, beginning on Mother’s Day, meant to encourage women and girls to prioritize and value their health. According to the Office on Women’s Health, this year’s theme is “Women’s Health, Whole Health: Prevention, Care and Wellbeing”. As a healthcare organization, promoting whole health (for women and for all)… Continue reading Women’s Health: National Women’s Health Week
March is National Social Work Month! Why is this holiday relevant to us? Because we have two licensed Social Workers on our team. Precious Dinkens and Rhonda Allen, two of our Patient Health Advocates, started their careers in Social Work. They utilize their skills in their roles with JaxCareConnect, as well as in positions within… Continue reading National Social Work Month
February is often regarded as the month of love; however, that does not mean it has to be centered on love between a person and their partner. February can also be about love between oneself (self-love), love between friends (platonic love), or in our case, programs we’re loving! In honor of this lovely month, we’d… Continue reading Programs We’re Loving
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.
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