UF Health Brings Home the Florida Blues Sapphire Award – Free Press of Jacksonville

Dr. Ross Jones

Dr. Ross Jones of UF Health Jacksonville, Total Care Clinic Group Health, recently accepted the Florida Blue Foundation’s Health Equity Sapphire Award. One of nine in the state, the award recognizes individuals as well as nonprofit programs and organizations for leadership, innovation, and excellence in three areas of health – mental wellbeing, health justice, and food security – all of which have a major impact on health general health outcomes. The award comes with a cash prize of $ 60,000.

Total Care Clinic Group was founded by UF Health Jacksonville in 2012 and provides health and wellness services including primary care, specialty care, pharmacy services, psychological counseling, social services, wellness services, and public relations. The clinic cares for over 14,000 patients, resulting in over 40,000 visits per year. Over 90% of these patients are low-income, uninsured, or on Medicaid, most of whom are African American.

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