Jax Saludable Is First Virtual Hispanic Health Conference in Northeast Florida

The many challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic did not deter the Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research team from producing the first virtual Hispanic health conference in northeast Florida. The Jax Saludable (Healthy Jax) event took place on July 25-26, 2020, and was conducted entirely in Spanish.

The Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research hosted experts from Mayo Clinic and the community to lead discussions on topics including:

  • Breast cancer
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes and childhood obesity
  • Mental health
  • Nutrition and healthy weight

During the educational, engaging event, participants were able to send in questions for the panel of experts to address in real time. Jax Saludable also included a half-day session dedicated to answering the community's questions and concerns about COVID-19.

The conference surpassed expectations, with more than 200 community members registered and 475 non-unique participants on the Zoom platform. Overall, the Jax Saludable website received more than 4,000 visitors and the Facebook page generated approximately 184,000 impressions, for an estimated engagement of 99,000 people.

While the numbers are impressive, equally important is the community's continued interest in the Jax Saludable website. The website is an accurate and reliable platform for users to learn more about health topics that affect them while finding valuable information to help keep their families safe in these uncertain times.