Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida and Local Hospitals Form Community Benefit Partnership to Address Local Health Issues

Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida and Local Hospitals Form Community Benefit Partnership to Address Local Health Issues

The Jacksonville Metropolitan Community Benefit Partnership, under the leadership and management of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, has released the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment for the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area, as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The leaders from Baptist Health, Brooks Rehabilitation, the Clay County Health Department, the Duval County Health Department, Mayo Clinic, the Nassau County Health Department, the Putnam County Health Department, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, St. Vincent’s HealthCare and Wolfson Children’s Hospital formed the Jacksonville Metropolitan Community Benefit Partnership (The Partnership) to conduct the first-ever multi-hospital system and public health sector collaborative community health needs assessment to satisfy the new ACA requirement. Non-profit hospitals must conduct a Community Health Needs Assessments every three years.

“Our success as a region is defined much in part by the success of the health care and life sciences fields. It’s encouraging to see all the stakeholders working together in a way that stands to benefit individuals and families throughout Northeast Florida,” said Jacksonville mayor Alvin Brown. “More than quality care, we’re talking about quality of life.”

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