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May 4th, 2016

The Bridge of Northeast Florida

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

The Bridge of Northeast Florida is a unique nonprofit agency whose goal is to provide children who live in some of Jacksonville’s most crime infested, impoverished neighborhoods with the opportunities they need to overcome barriers and to support these children as they aspire to better their lives.

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Tags: Bridge of Northeast Florida, community partners, health disparities, Mayo Clinic


May 3rd, 2016

Florida Department of Health

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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Tags: community partner, Florida Department of Health, health disparities, Mayo Clinic


November 19th, 2015

OHDR Program Manager Joins Health Partnership Steering Committee

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Chara Chamie, M.P.H., OHDR’s Arizona Program Manager, was recently selected as a member of the Steering Committee for the Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County (HIPMC), an organization supporting improved population health outcomes through community collaboration in the Phoenix-Scottsdale-Mesa area, which has a population of over 3,800,000.  Ms. Chamie’s work on the HIPMC Steering Committee […]

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Tags: Arizona news, chamie, community partners, Maricopa County, news, top news


November 10th, 2015

Health Disparities Researchers and OHDR Staff Attend Healthy Churches 2020

By Sumedha Penheiter sumedhapenheiter

Mayo Clinic health disparities research investigators and administrators were in wide attendance at the recent Healthy Churches 2020 Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.   Healthy Churches 2020 is a faith-based health initiative by The Balm in Gilead organization, designed to meet the unique needs of African American and African congregations that strive to become community centers […]

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Tags: Florida news, Healthy Churches 2020, LaPrincess Brewer M.D., news, top news


September 19th, 2014

Edward Waters College

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Edward Waters College is a small private, historically black college-university (HBCU) in Jacksonville, Florida. Mayo Clinic collaborates with Edward Waters College, New Town Success Zone, and others to sponsor health disparities conferences and community summits. These events are forums for community members and health care organizations to discuss health inequities existing in the community, prioritize […]

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Tags: community partner, Edward Waters College, health disparities, Mayo Clinic


September 19th, 2014

Nemours Children’s Clinic

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, provides pediatric specialty care and research. Collaborative Health Disparities Research Project: Motivating Youth at Risk for Obesity Through Multi-Level Community Activation Researcher Richard O. White, M.D. Summary Conduct a series of qualitative and quantitative assessments among African American youth in order to understand specific motivators and barriers to a […]

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Tags: community partner, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Nemours Children's Clinic, Richard O. White M.D.


September 19th, 2014

First Coast YMCA

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Collaborative Health Disparities Project: Motivating Youth at Risk for Obesity Through Multi-Level Community Activation Researcher Richard O. White, M.D. Summary Conduct a series of qualitative and quantitative assessments among African American youth in order to understand specific motivators and barriers to a healthy lifestyle, in collaboration with the YMCA.

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Tags: community partner, First Coast YMCA, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Richard O. White M.D., YMCA


September 19th, 2014

Northeast Florida Chapter of the Sisters Network

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. Through its affiliate chapters and partnerships with existing service providers, Sisters Network addresses the breast health needs of African American women and promotes establishment of much-needed community breast health services. Collaborative […]

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Tags: community partner, Gerardo Colón-Otero M.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Northeast Florida Chapter of the Sisters Network, Sisters Network


September 19th, 2014

Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

The Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center (SSCRC) provides health education and screening services, computer training, veteran services, community service seminars/workshops, social services, employment referrals, food distribution and communication activities in Jacksonville, Florida, Collaborative Health Disparities Research Project: Evaluation of Vitamin D Insufficiency and Inner City Asthma Among African Americans in Jacksonville, Florida Researcher Thanai Pongdee, M.D.

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Tags: community partner, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center, Thanai Pongdee M.D.


September 19th, 2014

Volunteers in Medicine

By OHDR Admin ohdradmin

, Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville (VIM) provides free primary health care to low-income, working adults and their families. Collaborative Health Disparities Project: Administer a survey to the VIM patient population to understand and assess awareness of HPV and HPV vaccination among the clinic population Researchers Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Ph.D. Colón-Otero, Gerardo M.D.

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Tags: community partner, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Volunteers in Medicine


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