UF Health proactively reaches out beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinical practices to share valuable health information with area residents. We offer health education programs and events and also partner in community efforts. We support civic, social and cultural programs to raise awareness of health issues and promote wellness. We bring UF Health physicians, dentists, nurses and other providers and experts into the community to speak about specific health and wellness topics at seminars, and to offer disease-prevention information and screenings at community health fairs and other outreach events.
Our commitment as a responsible, accountable steward of our resources is the cornerstone of UF Health’s not-for-profit mission. In fiscal year 2018, UF Health spent $174 million on unsponsored charity care (at cost) and social responsibility efforts across its Gainesville and Jacksonville campuses.
UF Health is part of an ambitious nationwide effort to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs. This program will gather health information from at least 1 million people over the next decade to shape the future of health care and support precision medicine. We’re among more than 25 U.S. institutions involved and part of the Southeast Enrollment Center network. It will work with the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, whose coordinating center is the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. UF Health plans to enroll 20,000 participants over five years. The program’s goal aligns with UF Health’s commitment to move medicine forward.