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The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and continue to be highly effective against hospitalization and severe outcomes of COVID-19. Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines. The emergence of the omicron variant underscores the importance of getting vaccinated and getting a booster.

Everyone 5 years and older is recommended to receive a primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated. COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens | CDC.

COVID-19 booster updates: As of January 2022, everyone 12 and older should get a booster dose. Teens ages 12 to 17 can only get a Pfizer vaccine booster.

It’s flu season, which means it’s time to get your flu shot. If you’re eligible to get a #COVID19 booster dose, you might be wondering if you can also get your flu shot the same day. You can! Vaccines.gov – Search for flu vaccine locations.

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UF Health Are Vaccines Safe?

BOOSTER Can I mix and match my COVID-19 vaccine and booster?

CHILDREN Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child

VETERANS Coronavirus FAQs: What Veterans Need To Know | Veterans Affairs

OLDER ADULTS Coronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly | Johns Hopkins Medicine

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What Mask Should I Wear?

With the highly contagious Omicron variant spreading in our community, are you getting the best protection from your mask? Experts recommend you upgrade to a high-filtration mask, like a KN95, if you want optimal protection.

¿Que Mascarilla Debo Usar?

Con la contagiosa variante de Omicron extendiéndose en nuestra comunidad, ¿está obteniendo la mejor protección de su máscara? Los expertos recomiendan que se cambie a una mascarilla de alta filtración, como la KN95, si quiere protección óptima.

Need help finding a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.? Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489)
 

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Partnership for Child Health
UF Health Jacksonville
Agape Family Health
Sulzbacher Center
Mission House
We Care Jacksonville
Community Health Outreach
Muslim American Social Services
Population Health Consortium of Northeast Florida
Edward Waters University
Voices Institute
Volunteers in Medicine

The City of Jacksonville is the recipient of Award# 1CPIMP211270-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department for the Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Responses to COVID-19 in Jacksonville’s Health Zone program.

This program is supported by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $3,295,342 with 100 percent funded by OMH/OASH/HHS.

The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by OMH/OASH/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

For more information, please visit https://www.hhs.gov/ash/index.html

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The content on our website is meant for educational purposes only and not medical advice. The information and resources do not constitute the provision of professional medical advice, diagnosis of illness, treatment plans nor the recommendation of any medication. If you need medical or health advice, please consult with your doctor or a healthcare professional.

Baker County Community Health Assessment

The Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida and the Florida Department of Health in Baker County are requesting your feedback on the Baker County Community Health Assessment (CHA) findings and health priorities. Following an extensive process and the involvement of residents and community partners, the assessment findings are listed in the document below.

 

Merged Draft CHA 2018 – FINAL DRAFT

 

To involve more residents and to develop the best report possible, we ask you to please:

Your answers are confidential and we do not ask for your name. HPCNEF and DOH-Baker value your feedback and will take into consideration your opinions as they plan for health improvement. This is important because the report will be used to guide what the health department and community partners together will do to improve the health of all residents.

NASSAU COUNTY OPIOID CARE CONNECT NEWS

STARTING POINT BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE

2018-2019 Annual Report

 

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is please to share with you their most recent Annual Report. The report is available to download on their website at www.SPBH.org.


December 4, 2019

 

NASSAU COUNTY OPIOID CARE CONNECT – RURAL COMMUNITIES OPIOID RESPONSE PLANNING NEEDS ASSESSMENT

 

The Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida (HPCNEF), in partnership Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare (SPBH), St. John’s River Rural Health Network, Florida Department of Health in Nassau County and the Nassau County Care Connect Consortia spearheaded a needs assessment to identify Nassau County’s strengths, opportunities, barriers and gaps in the continuum of care associated with Opioid Use Disorder/Substance Used Disorder (OUD/SUD). The goal was to identify how the areas of OUD/SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services can increase capacity, improve accessibility and effectiveness services while reducing barriers. The report is intended to provide a basis and direction for future actions related to opioid use and substance use disorder in Nassau County.  Please click to view the Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning Needs Assessment.

 

“The Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning Grant is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $200,000 with 0 percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”


September 26, 2019

Yulee, FL –NASSAU COUNTY OPIOID CARE CONNECT CONSORTIA MEETING

 

Community partners, stakeholders, and members of the community are invited to join us on Thursday, October 10th from 1:00 – 3:00 at the Christ Fellowship Church’s Fellowship Hall, 850987 US Highway 17, Yulee, for the first Nassau County Care Connect Consortia Meeting, a planning meeting dedicated to fighting the opioid epidemic in Nassau County.

 

The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning Grant (RCORP) supports a planning partnership between the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida (HPCNEF), the St. John’s River Rural Health Network, Starting Point Behavioral Health, and the Florida Department of Health Nassau.  The partnership will seek solutions in the treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural counties at the highest risk.

 

Partners will share the needs assessment and service gaps related to Nassau County. Nassau County Care Connect will seek additional community participation from stakeholders, residents, and volunteers interested in participating in this important community-wide effort in creating a strategic plan to address the opioid crisis in Nassau County.

 

Additionally, the Community Coalition Alliance (CCA) in collaboration with LSF Health Systems and the North Florida HIDTA will leverage this meeting opportunity to engage stakeholders in a discussion around needs and existing gaps for community-level prevention efforts to address substance misuse. Information will be shared across key data indicators, the results of the community feedback survey, and available strategies to identify community-level prevention priorities in addition to opioid misuse and abuse.

 

We are asking community partners, stakeholders, and members of the community to complete the online survey, as it will be instrumental in identifying current needs to support community efforts on combating substance misuse.

 

Online Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nassauprvt

 

Please RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nassau-county-opioid-care-connect-consortia-meeting-tickets-74178821853 by October 7, 2019.

 

 

 

“The Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning Grant is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $200,000 with 0 percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

 


June 11, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Susan Grich

904-448-4300, ext. 112

susan_grich@hpcnef.org

 

Yulee, FLNASSAU COUNTY OPIOID RESPONSE PLANNING INITIATIVE KICK-OFF EVENT

 

Join Judge James Daniel on Tuesday June 25th from 4:30 – 5:00 on the steps of the Nassau County courthouse, located at the Judicial Complex, 76347 Veteran’s Way, Yulee, for the official kick-off of the Nassau County Opioid Response Program Planning Initiative (ORPPI-Nassau).  This initiative is funded through a grant from the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assist rural communities responding to the opioid crisis.

 

The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning Grant supports a planning partnership between the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida (HPCNEF), the St. John’s River Rural Health Network, Starting Point Behavioral Health, Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalition (NACDAC), and the Opioid Task Force.  The partnership will seek solutions in the treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural counties at the highest risk.

 

From 2007 to 2017, the rate of unintentional injury deaths by drug overdose in Nassau County more than doubled from 16.7 to 34.0 respectively. The overall goal of this initiative is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities through multi-sector consortiums and strengthen organizational and infrastructural capacity.

 

According to Susan Grich, President and CEO of HPCNEF, “opioid use disorder is a national epidemic and HPCNEF is committed to help the rural communities in Nassau County develop a solid program to reduce the incidence and prevalence of opioid use addiction. We are extremely pleased to have the support of Congressman John Rutherford.”

 

“As a former sheriff, I have seen firsthand the opioid crisis and its heartbreaking impacts, especially on our rural communities,” said Congressman Rutherford. “Solving this crisis won’t be easy – it will require teamwork among state, local, and federal partners to find solutions and address the specific needs of each community. I am pleased to see Northeast Florida receive these additional federal resources to combat a growing epidemic, and I pledge to continue supporting these efforts in Washington.”

 

Our partners will share the work plan for this initiative and seek additional community participation from stakeholders, residents and volunteers interested in participating in this important community-wide effort.

 

“The Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning Grant is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $200,000 with 0 percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

Jackson County Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan

The Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida (HPCNEF) collaborated with the Florida Department of Health in Jackson County on their countywide Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). During these meetings, HPCNEF facilitated the creation of the goals, objectives and strategies for the top community health issues, which were identified using data and community input: 1) behavioral health including substance abuse and 2) chronic disease and healthy lifestyle. A copy of the final reports can be found here:

Jackson CHA 2019

Jackson CHIP 2019

 

 

 

Jacksonville Nonprofit Hospital Partnership Community Health Needs Assessment

 

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is conducted every three years to provide local health care organizations and health departments with an accurate understanding of evolving local health needs. The Jacksonville Nonprofit Hospital Partnership commissioned the report. The group’s vision is to improve health in the region by addressing gaps that prevent access to high-quality, integrated health care and by improving access to resources that support a healthy lifestyle.

 

CHNAs seek to identify significant health needs for particular geographic areas and populations by focusing on these questions:

 

  • Who in the community is most vulnerable in terms of health status or access to care?
  • What are the unique health status and/or access needs for these populations?
  • Where do these people live in the community?
  • Why are these problems present?

This was the third CHNA study conducted since the formation of the partnership in July 2011 by leaders from Ascension St. Vincent’s, 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, and UF Health Jacksonville.

 

Click below to view the CHNA Report:

Jacksonville Nonprofit Hospital Partnership CHNA Report 2019

Clay County Community Health Assessment

The Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida and the Florida Department of Health in Clay County are requesting your feedback on the Clay County Community Health Assessment (CHA) findings and health priorities. Following an extensive 9-month process and the involvement of over 1,000 residents and community partners, the assessment findings are listed in the document below:

 

CHA 2018 – FINAL DRAFT

 

To involve more residents and to develop the best report possible, we ask you to please:

 

Your answers are confidential and we do not ask for your name. HPCNEF and DOH-Clay value your feedback and will take into consideration your opinions as they plan for health improvement. This is important as the report will be used to guide what the health department and community partners together will do to improve the health of all residents.

Careers

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Projects Coordinator – 1.4.2022

Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@hpcnef.org.

  JOB SUMMARY The Projects Coordinator is responsible for managing projects individually and within programs from initiation to completion. Tasks may involve monitoring projects, scheduling, reviewing invoices versus budgets, organizing and participating in stakeholder meetings, and ensuring project deadlines/deliverables are met in a timely manner.
 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL

FUNCTIONS,

DUTIES, AND

RESPONSIBILITIES

·        Maintains and monitors project work plan and schedules; reviews progress reports and takes corrective action if deliverables are not met.

·        Organizes, attends, and participates in project meetings.

·        Establishes and maintains relationships with subcontractors or partners.

·        Documents and follows up on important actions from meetings; prepares necessary presentation materials for meetings; facilitates meetings.

·        Undertakes project tasks as required; maintains, develops and/or monitors work plans, project schedules, progress reports, budgets, and expenditures; creates and administers contract amendments.

·        Ensures projects adhere to frameworks and all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project.

·        Manages project-related paperwork by ensuring all necessary materials are current and properly filed.

·        Assesses project risks and issues and provides solutions where applicable; identifies solution before formal corrective action is required.

·        Establishes and maintains standard internal operating procedure/processes for project goals and objectives.

·        Coordinates contract renewal and updates measurable work plan objectives; communicates any changes and ensures compliance.

·        Performs other duties as assigned by the President & CEO.

 

REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE

SKILLS

ABILITIES &

ATTRIBUTES

Language Skills

•        Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

•        Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from stakeholders at all levels within an organization.

Mathematical Skills

•        Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.

•        Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

•       Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

•       Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills

•       Computer proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, Outlook)

•       Working knowledge of Web-based applications

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in performance management, quality improvement
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to carry out work assignments with independence and develop independent work sequence within established policies and procedures.
EDUCATION/

EXPERIENCE

 

•     Associates degree or higher and three years of experience in project/contract administration, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
PERSONAL

EFFECTIVENESS

(COMPETENCIES)

•       Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

•       Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

•       Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

•       Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings; communicates with a diverse workforce.

•       Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

•       Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

•       Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

•       Organizational skills – Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.

•       Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

ENVIRONMENT &PHYSICAL

REQUIREMENTS

•        Work environment is an office environment with moderate noise level.

•        Requires use of a computer and sitting for periods at a time.

•        Ability to lift 25 pounds.

The Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

An individual must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.   To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


THE NET WORKS NEWSLETTERS

The Net Works

The St. Johns River Rural Health Network, Inc. (SJRRHN) is an active community-based, non-profit organization established in 1994. SJRRHN  serves seven counties in Florida’s northeast region.  The Health Planning Council is our organizational parent, providing staff support and supplementary services including health planning and research, community organization, health promotion and awareness, and non-profit and coalition support.

The mission of the SJRRHN, as one of nine independent rural health networks, (per State Statute 381.0406), is to ensure that quality health care is available and efficiently delivered to all persons in rural areas within our region.

  • We provide technical assistance to organizations to remove barriers to health care, and organize outreach and education to inform the public about rural health issues.
  • We conduct studies, surveys, training, planning, and development activities for the analysis of regional health care issues and the deployment of related programs and initiatives.

Please visit our site at: http://stjohnsriverrhn.org/

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