Jacksonville Health Center Visits Made
Low-income & Un-insured Patients Treated
Local Jacksonville Jobs Created in 2020
Return on Investment For Every $1 Invested
Lack of or inadequate insurance coverage is one of the biggest barriers to accessing healthcare. Access to comprehensive, quality health care services is important for promoting and maintaining health, preventing and managing disease, reducing unnecessary disability and premature death.
Delays in receiving appropriate care and unmet medical needs cause higher rates of preventable conditions, increased hospitalizations and ER visits, and high mortality rates.
Low income residents in communities with high income inequality face greater health risks. They are more likely to face barriers to healthy choices, such as longer distances to healthy food or affordable healthcare, and are more likely to be exposed to environmental risks, such as low-quality housing.