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Healthy Jacksonville

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  •  904-253-2520

    Mailing Address

    900 University Boulevard North 

    Jacksonville, Florida 32211 


Healthy Jacksonville

Healthy Jacksonville works to improve the health of Jacksonville residents through progressive health promotion, disease prevention and treatment efforts. The vision of Healthy Jacksonville is to ensure quality of life for all people in the communities of Jacksonville. 

Healthy Jacksonville is the community implementation of the Healthy People objectives which is a comprehensive set of 10 year national goals and objectives  for improving the health of all Americans.  Healthy People (HP) is based on the accomplishments of the 1979 Surgeon General’s Report, Healthy People: The Surgeon General’s Report on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention as well as HP 1990, HP 2000 and HP 2010. The objectives focus on interventions that are designed to reduce or eliminate illness, premature death and disability. Communities across the nation localize their efforts based on local health data specific to their community. 

Healthy Jacksonville’s infrastructure is developed utilizing public coalitions because the framework advises to work across sectors of the community to address health disparities and health challenges.

5-2-1-0 The Healthiest Way to Go! 

5210: The Healthiest Way to Go!

We are excited to start the New Year with the launch of the "5-2-1-0 The Healthiest Way to Go!" public education campaign to combat childhood obesity, sponsored by the Florida Department of Health in Duval County, Florida Blue, and the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition.

The simplicity and clarity of the 5-2-1-0 message is designed to build understanding among residents of all ages regarding the four key steps to leading healthy and active lives:

5 or more fruits and vegetables (976kb PDF)

2 hours or less recreational screen time (tablet, TV, computer, etc.) (1,013kb PDF)

1 hour or more of physical activity (1,330kb PDF)

0 sugary drinks, more water and low fat milk (1,004kb PDF)

Join in by taking the Pledge. (144kb PDF)

Track your progress with the Weekly Tracking Calendar. (64kb PDF)

To learn more about local efforts visit the Healthy Jacksonville website.