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Over the past several decades, the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida (HPCNEF) has developed unique expertise in public health, planning, data analysis, and organizational well-being.

HPCNEF is the northeast Florida region’s leading resource for healthcare utilization data, population health data, information on evidence-based best practices, and timely and unbiased health policy information. HPCNEF has long-standing professional partnerships with various entities throughout the northeast Florida region and the state, including local health departments, hospitals, nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, health and social service non-profits, city and county government agencies, and colleges and universities. Additionally, as a publicly authorized yet autonomous, tax-exempt non-profit corporation, HPCNEF is a strong bridge and connector between public health and the private healthcare industry – offering an ideal platform and serving as a neutral convener to foster and facilitate public-private partnerships.


Northeast Florida will become the healthiest region in the state through evidence-based assessment, data, and planning.


To improve health outcomes by serving as the source for health information, analysis, and planning in northeast Florida.







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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) doesn’t exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by CMS directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which CMS arranges to carry out its programs and activities.


How to file a Complaint:  If you believe you’ve been subjected to discrimination in a CMS program or activity, there are 3 ways to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights:

    1. Online
    2. By phone: Call 1-800-368-1019. TDD users should call 1-800-537-7697.
    3. In writing: Send information about your complaint to:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201


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The Jacksonville Nonprofit Hospital Partnership, with assistance from the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, is conducting a regional Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).

The effort is focused on improving the health and wellness of residents in Northeast Florida, including those in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties. Community participation is an important aspect of the CHNA as residents are asked to identify significant health equity needs in the community. This survey will provide valuable data for The Partnership that will inform their
efforts to improve the health of the community over the next three years. The Affordable Care Act requires that all nonprofit hospitals assess the health needs of the communities they serve and
develop strategies to address priority needs. Hospitals report their progress addressing prioritized needs and their investments to improve the health of the communities they serve annually to the

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“Northeast Florida is fortunate to have robust health care assets. It is important to understand the true health equity needs of various populations because it is a complex issue,” says Susan Grich,
President and CEO, Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida. “Our goal is to engage diverse voices from all communities in Northeast Florida and gain valuable insights to improve health
outcomes and quality of life for all residents.”
Every resident in the five-county region is invited to complete a 10 minute survey by following this link here.
or by snapping a photo of the QR code with a mobile phone.

The survey will be available until April 23, 2021. It is extremely important for all residents living in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties to participate in the Community Health Needs Assessment.
Leaders from Ascension St. Vincent’s, Baptist Health, Brooks Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic and UF
Health Jacksonville constitute the Jacksonville Nonprofit Hospital Partnership. Information gathered
from the survey will be used in the hospitals’ strategic planning processes and guide their
community benefit implementation plans.


SCAN QR CODE to also go to Survey:


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