About

Transforming the conditions where people are born, live, learn, work and age.

Ross Jones, MD, MPH, medical director of the Total Care Clinic and Urban Health Alliance, with Ann-Marie Knight, vice president of Community Engagement and chief diversity officer at UF Health Jacksonville.
Ross Jones, MD, MPH, medical director of the Total Care Clinic and Urban Health Alliance, with Ann-Marie Knight, vice president of Community Engagement and chief diversity officer at UF Health Jacksonville.

The Urban Health Alliance (UHA) is a comprehensive resource center and community health innovation hub that serves to organize a comprehensive alliance of organizations and individuals. We work purposely to improve the health for every resident in the Jacksonville community using community-initiated, self-sustained and solutions. Our mission is to improve the health of all people in Jacksonville through a multisector, social determinants focused, evidence-based approach to the health and well-being of people particularly the most vulnerable.

If you or someone you may know are interested in an opportunity to help engage community to identify needed programs and services, feel free to contact us about joining our team. Our Community Engagement activities revolve around working collaboratively with and through community and promoting change.

Staff

Vanessa Jefferson
Manager, Urban Health Alliance
UHA@jax.ufl.edu

Lori Bilello, Ph.D., M.B.A, M.H.S
Co-Director, Center for Health Equity and Engagement Research
CHEER@jax.ufl.edu

Felicity Price-Forehand, M.Ed, CE
Community Engagement Coordinator
Comm_Relations@jax.ufl.edu

Goals

  • To improve local community health using community-initiated, self-sustainable strategies and solutions
  • To use non-traditional models and collaboration strategies to address problems unique to Jacksonville
  • To impact social determinants of health (SDOH) that affect health outcomes of Jacksonville residents across their life spans
  • To incorporate best practices in population health

Vision

Our vision is to help residents achieve their full potential for optimal health and well-being.

Areas of Focus

Education

Provide education and training opportunities in our community for individuals of all ages.

Policy

Provide empirical evidence to inform, create and modify policies affecting population health.

Research

Conduct and provide support for innovative research to improve health equity outcomes in our community.

Services

Identify and implement programs to address social determinants of health (SDOH) and reduce health disparities.