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I’m participating in the Florida blue foundation’s 2017 community health symposium, one of my favorite people is our Central Florida market president Tony Jenkins. Today we’re going to ask three great questions, you can answer them well.
This year’s theme is creating a culture of health, what does that mean to you? I love that that topic, we are focusing on how to create an environment of health, we are creating that environment not from a medical perspective, we are creating that from the culture perspective.
A culture of health involves inviting the environment, creating healthy and safe communities, getting into the individuals and their families to make sure that there’s an environment and a culture that they can thrive on for a safe journey to healthy outcomes, it’s a holistic approach.
There has been 12 years for the Sapphire Awards. What difference has that made in the Florida blue foundation in creating a culture of health and building healthy communities?
That has been so impressive to me. I’ve heard this from individuals and organizations out in the community who have come to the Sapphire Awards and have been participated in these sessions, they’ve listened to some of the best in-class work that has taken place around the state, they’ve gone back, they’ve identified some creative and innovative solutions to bring those to their neighborhoods or their grassroots organizations.
Our organization has been this bridge to be able to help others see that seed of hope that they can bring to communities within their neighborhoods all around the state. I love that seed of hope concept, can you elaborate on it? It’s true, I think the foundation helps that.
There are so many disadvantaged communities. Their current situation can be jobless, they don’t see a pathway out for the generational stronghold that has been placed on them.
If an office of service offers some level of an initiative to give them this window from where they can see themselves getting out of that, that’s what that means, this is the seed, it grows, it impacts them and their families, hopefully over a longer period of time, it’s giving power to that seed.
On a personal level if you have the power to create a healthy Florida, what would you do? How would you do it? One of the things we’re focused on during this session is around community. We need to focus on the residential segregation, we have these various neighborhoods and ZIP codes in areas within all of our communities, there remains disparity from differences income to different economy situation, they have to have the access to healthcare, they have to have the access to so many services.
If we can break down those walls to focus on the Equality, we will bring down some other challenges that we’re having related to income, economy, opportunities for jobs and opportunities for health care. That question was on a personal level.
From your background and your history, you have done that as a market president for Central Florida, you were working in the corporate office in Jacksonville in your history too. You have a great story to tell, you are breaking down that barriers in forming communities, I think it’s cool.
What community in Central Florida is on the right path to become a built community? Can you picture that? There are three of them because they are coming together. The communities of Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville have come together to begin to take a look at outcomes within those communities.
Two of them are predominantly white and the other is predominantly black, but those mayors felt like that they wanted to pull the Eatonville community up to be able to reach some status and some opportunities of the other two.
They are coming together. We have to take some intense collaboration and intense commitment to stick with it over a long a period of time. These three communities have embarked on this journey of a three to five year journey to work together to engage their citizens to become members of those communities. That’s a great story.