Nationwide, academic health centers have been using their expertise and resources to transform the health of area neighborhoods. At UF Health Jacksonville, the Urban Health Alliance of Jacksonville will serve as a vehicle to improve the health of this community.
The alliance will act as a convener to establish and maintain equitable, impactful and sustainable partnerships with community stakeholders. While it aims to improve the health of all of Jacksonville and surrounding areas, the initial focus is on the immediate communities surrounding our downtown campus, located in Health Zone 1.
The alliance’s leadership team has strong expertise in a variety of fields tied to community engagement. Lori Bilello, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.H.S., is nationally known for community-based health program planning and development work and has evaluated community-based programs for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Humana Foundation and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.