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University of West Florida’s Usha Kundu, MD College of Health is a CHNA Partner

Achieve Healthy EscaRosa, an evolution of the former Live Well Partnership, is a collective impact effort whose Mission is to unite and align resources to improve the health and well-being of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties so that everyone can live well and thrive. Funded by partner donations and with University of West Florida serving as the backbone convener, AHER brings together health providers, health departments, the United Way of West Florida and many other non-profit organizations seeking to improve health in our community.

This year, AHER is focused on building a health equity online data dashboard in partnership with Achieve Escambia and the Haas Center as well as completing the every-three-years Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA.)

CHNA Partners

  • Ascension Sacred Heart
  • Baptist Health Care
  • Community Health Northwest Florida
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Haas Center at UWF
  • Healthy Start
  • United Way West Florida
  • University of West Florida’s Usha Kundu, MD College of Health.

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SNA Students

SNA Group is Hosting an Information Board at John C. Pace Library About Vaccinations

Student Nursing Association is currently hosting an information board at John C. Pace Library about vaccinations in order to educate and answer questions that students might have regarding this topic. 
John C. Pace Library is located at the University of West Florida main campus. 


UWF Active Minds Encourages Mental Health

The University of West Florida and Pensacola State College have incorporated a national nonprofit organization onto their campuses called Active Minds that is helping to fill some of the gaps left by other groups.

Active Minds strives to be an on-campus advocate for mental health, incorporating open discussions and activities to help keep and maintain a healthy mind. UWF incorporated an Active Minds Chapter last fall, and the two schools often collaborate on wellness events and activities together.

Both schools hold a weekly meeting to discuss future planning, and allow for discussions among members. The weekly meetings are not those of a group therapy session or a self help discussion and are centered more around raising awareness for the mental health issues facing the community and the country.

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Escambia County School District Career Academy Advisory Council Meetings for 2021-2022

The 2021-2022 school year has been off to a very eventful start, and Escambia County School District (ECSD) Workforce Education is committed to continuing to provide meaningful career education for all of our students. 

The primary purpose of the advisory committee is to assist educators in establishing, operating, and evaluating career academies and career and technical education programs which serve the needs of students and business and industry and to provide expertise related to your careers. 


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Public Health Students

UWF Public Health and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast


In Summer 2021, the Department of Public Health organized stroke educational sessions targeting third-grade students at the Boys and Girls Club in Pensacola. The overarching goal of these sessions was to provide elementary school students with knowledge about stroke signs and symptoms, as well as what to do when witnessing stroke events. Students engaged in these sessions through a series of fun and age-appropriate activities.