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We Care Jacksonville Inc

Connecting Patients to Compassionate Care

aka WeCareJax   |   Jacksonville, FL   |  https://wecarejacksonville.org/

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Mission

WeCareJax coordinates compassionate specialty healthcare with individualized support for our uninsured neighbors in need. We envision a community where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Founded in 1993 by volunteer physicians of the Duval County Medical Society, today, over 500 specialty care volunteer providers, partnerships with the six major health systems in Duval County, collaboration with a network of 11 local free and charitable clinics, and community support, WeCareJax continues to thrive. With 30 years behind us and many more to go, we remain dedicated to one over-arching goal: Connecting Patients to Compassionate Care, at no cost to our uninsured neighbors living at 200% or below the federal poverty level.

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Angela Strain

Main address

4615 Philips Highway

Jacksonville, FL 32207 USA

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EIN

59-3431724

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

More than 16% of Duval County residents between the ages of 19 and 64 do not have health insurance. They may work hard in one or more low-paying jobs with no health benefits. Even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the need for better access to health care services remains. Many simply can’t afford insurance and still afford other basic items such as food, clothing, and housing. Without Medicaid expansion in Florida, these individuals often face life-threatening health issues with nowhere to turn. WeCareJax remains committed to matching patients in need with caring volunteer specialty providers and to developing innovative programs that improve health care access in our community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Care Coordination

At WeCareJax, our dedicated care coordinators provide services to uninsured adult patients at 200% of poverty or less who are referred for specialty care from one of our partner primary care clinics. Through involved care coordination, referrals are quickly reviewed and processed, patient appointments are scheduled, proper communication takes place and enables patients to be well-informed of their treatment plans, and emotional and social needs are addressed.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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We Care Jacksonville Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/07/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Ted Conklin

Retired (Family Medicine)

Term: 2020 - 2029

Dr. Charles Greene

Jacksonville ENT Surgery

Dr. Jerry Sugar

Retired, Volunteer Physician

Dr. Tra'Chella Johnson-Foy

Baptist Primary Care

Dr. Steven Nauman

Retired, Volunteer Physician

Jessica Cummings

Brooks Rehabilitation

Dr. Craig Hersh

Guidewell/Florida Blue

Matthew Schwarz

Merrill Lynch

Caroline Russell

Mayo Clinic

Dr. Babita Jyoti

Ackerman Cancer Center

Dr. Kelli Tice

GuideWell/Florida Blue

Dr. Dale Tucker

Sacred Heart/ St. Vincent's Medical Group

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/7/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data