Behavioral Health

Behavioral health is essential to a person’s overall health and well-being, healthy interpersonal relationships, and the ability to live a full and productive life. On average, adults in Duval County report having four poor mental health days in the past 30 days. Committee initiatives focus on reducing deaths due to suicide and reducing substance use related deaths.

Meeting information
Please contact Healthy Jacksonville at 904-253-2520 or to join this committee.

Committee co-chairs
Tonia Harris, Northeast Florida AHEC
David Brown, MPH, Florida Department of Health in Duval County

Agendas, meeting minutes, action plan, reports

5210 Pledge

5-2-1-0 The Healthiest Way to Go! helps Duval County kids and families to lead healthy and active lives through four simple daily practices.

5-2-1-0 is a nationally recognized program for childhood obesity, focused on increasing healthy eating and active living. Research shows that family members provide some of the most important role models for children in their food choices and participation in physical activities.

Take the Pledge

5210Jax PSA

Show your commitment to leading a healthier lifestyle as a family and take the 5-2-1-0 pledge today! Simply answer four questions below (we’ll use the information to develop future programs to help make Jacksonville a healthier community), to receive your 5-2-1-0 pledge certificate. Post your pledge at home or the office as a daily reminder to help you stay on track.

Download 5210 graphics below for your Facebook and Twitter page. Let your friends and family know you’ve taken the 5-2-1-0 Pledge and encourage them to join you.


Eating 5 fruits and veggies brochure
Two hours or less of screen time brochure
One hour or more of physical activity brochure
Zero sugary drinks brochure
Activity tracking calendar
Social Media Images


Starter Kit

In its 2009 Call to Action policy recommendations, the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Coalition recognized the important role of the primary care provider plays in the community. To assist health care providers in the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, HJCOPC and community partners developed the Childhood Obesity Starter Kit for physicians and other healthcare providers. In this kit, we have assembled practical tools we feel will be helpful to providers as they organize their practice to address this disease. You’ll also find a short list of local resources for patients and families to help them adopt healthier lifestyles.

We’ve supplemented the kit with an extensive collection of fun tips and suggestions in flyer formats that cover healthy eating and fitness for preschoolers, elementary school-age children, and tweens and teens, as well as other community resources that can help families with nutrition and fitness programs. Please feel free to use these materials and direct your patients to this site to learn more about how they can combat childhood obesity.

A tremendous amount of work and collaboration was devoted to the development of the Childhood Obesity Starter Kit. We’d like to thank the THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health | Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for grants that enabled this work. We’d also like to thank the following for the creation and development of the kit: Nemours Children’s Specialty Care; Florida Department of Health – Duval County; Samantha Tyler, member of North Florida Americorps; Leslie Barry, RDN; Catherine Christie, PhD, RDN, LD/N, FAND, Associate Dean of Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida; and the University of North Florida Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.

For more information Contact:
Jonathan Evans, M.D. //

Elementary School
Tweens and Teens
Community Referral Resources
Additional Resources

Healthy Living Activity Sheets

Fruit and Vegetable Flyers

Five-Two-One-Almost None Handouts