Jacksonville, Florida

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida is dedicated to supporting and positively impacting the health and well-being of all people through advances in medical practice, education and research. Mayo Clinic's community benefit activities reflect its belief in traditional medical care as well as the confluence of factors that impact health and well-being — socio-economic and environmental factors, lifestyle, and educational components of health and quality of life. On the Florida campus, community benefit activities include investment in programs and initiatives designed to improve the health, well-being and quality of life for local and regional residents and communities.

Mayo Clinic provides funding and in-kind support for new and existing programs and initiatives that address significant and emergent unmet or underfunded needs specific to basic human services, education, workforce development, youth and elderly enrichment, health care disparities, and the built environment. Community benefit activities align efforts to enhance the clinic's capacity to meet its mission, improve individual and overall community health, enable long-term capacity-building and sustainability, and accelerate collaborative endeavors with other community agencies, organizations and constituents.

Highlights in Our Community

Inclusive Community Wealth Building
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Mayo Clinic joined the city of Jacksonville and other institutions and community, business and philanthropic partners to develop a strategy to fully integrate low-income neighborhoods in northwest Jacksonville into overall city economic development. The initiative, the Community Wealth Building Roundtable, draws upon similar successful endeavors in Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Amarillo, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Supporting Primary Health
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Mayo Clinic continues to serve as the reference laboratory for the Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville Clinic. The clinic provides free, outpatient, primary health care to low-income, working adults and their families. Mayo provides laboratory analysis of specimens to facilitate diagnosis and treatment.

Caring For Those Without Homes
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Mayo Clinic continued its partnership with the Sulzbacher Center, Northeast Florida's largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children. The center is one of a few in the nation to offer a full range of services for the homeless 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The clinic's contributions to the center enable after-hours access to mental health services and basic dermatologic and musculoskeletal procedures.