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In the Community

Upcoming Community Events

Thursday, 10/9/14:
Free HIV TESTING to ALL PERSONS and FREE STD TESTING ONLY to Persons 13-24 years of age
Wesconnett Health Center, 5152-9Timuquana Rd.
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday, 10/9/14:
Diabetes Coalition monthly meeting
8384 Baymeadows Road, Suite 10
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Friday, 10/10/14:
Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition monthly meeting
807 Children’s Way, 10th Floor Auditorium
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Tuesday, 10/14/14:
Free HIV TESTING to ALL PERSONS and FREE STD TESTING ONLY to Persons 13-24 years of age
IM Sulzbacher, 611 E. Adams Street
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday, 10/14/14:
Community Career/Resource Day
Washington Heights Apartment Complex, 4229 Moncrief Road West, Jacksonville, FL 32209
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuesday, 10/14/14:
Wesconnett Breastfeeding Support Group
5150-9 Timuquana Road
12 Noon – 1:00 PM

Monday, 10/6/14 – 10/10/14:
BioWatch members from Jacksonville including DOH-Duval Staff led by Dr. Saad Zaheer will attend the National BioWatch Stakeholder’s Workshop in Leesburg, VA; While this annual event is specifically coordinated by the BioWatch Program for its operational nationwide system, it also offers a unique opportunity to gather the country’s network of biodefense professionals to discuss how to collectively ensure our nation is prepared and resilient to bioterrorism. 

Upcoming Breastfeeding Support Group Dates
October Breastfeeding Support Groups

Existing community partnerships

 

We have a strong network of community partners who work with us to address important community health issues. Our community partners serve in various capacities.

  • Leaders:

    Individuals assume leadership roles helping to guide the missions, vision and goals of our coalitions and advisory boards.

  • Sources of funding:

    Because they recognize the importance of addressing issues at the local level, our partners help fund some of our events & initiatives. Examples of this include our childhood obesity prevention initiative and men’s health.

  • Community Organizers:

    As our partners become more aware of leading health issues in the community, they help plan community initiatives.

  • Community Advocates:

    We offer our community partners information on best practices and policies that are have been effective in addressing health issues in other communities. Therefore, they become advocates for change.

What we do in the community

 

The DCHD is very active in the community. Our employees serve as members of numerous community boards providing expertise in public health issues.

  • Speakers Bureau:

    speaking engagements are available to the general public at little to no cost. The topics are varied and specific to the target populations: adults, teens, children and the elderly.

  • Technical Advisors:

    our employees have been recognized as leading experts in their field and therefore offer expertise and advice as needed. This is also important as we serve as the regulatory agency for public health concerns.

  • Champions for Health:

    Our employees participate in numerous health related events supporting local causes. We have teams & individuals who run, walk and campaign for local causes.

  • Charitable Campaign:

    Our employees contribute a significant amount of money through an organized annual giving campaign. Many local charities benefit and are able to provide much needed resources to families.

How we connect with the community

 
  • Health Screenings:

    We actively participate in community events and health fairs providing health screenings including HIV / AIDS, blood pressure, Body Mass Index, blood glucose, cholesterol.

  • Health Monitoring:

    We monitor what issues impact citizens at the health zone level. This allows appropriate allocation of resources as well as targeted activities.

  • Health Assessments:

    We encourage our faith based partners and other community based organizations to conduct an assessment of their membership. By simply conducting a health assessment they’re able to prioritize the health needs of members, leverage resources to meet those needs and become more affective in meeting the needs and interests of their members. In many instances, they identify nurses or other health professionals within their membership. Ultimately, that person becomes a contact for us for future activities.

  • Health Information:

    Health education and information is a vital part of what we offer. We work with individuals to assure they are more informed about leading health issues in the community. This approach helps them to become better managers of their own health.

How to connect with DCHD

  • Internet:

    A complete listing of DCHD services and information can be found on our website at www.dchd.net

  • Phone:

    We have a team of dedicated staff who are available through a call center to answer information about our services and how to access them.

  • Request to participate in events or speakers:

    The DCHD has a mechanism in place for the community to make requests for speakers or for our involvement in community events. Call our Community Relations Office at (904) 253 - 1470.

  • To volunteer at DCHD:

    The DCHD has volunteer opportunities available for interested parties throughout the agency. Call our Human Resources Office at 904 - 253 - 2067.