Access to Care
Addressing access to care can reduce barriers to achieving optimal health such as inadequate transportation, cultural or linguistic barriers, and economic barriers. Lack of or inadequate insurance coverage is one of the biggest barriers to accessing healthcare. In Duval County, 16% of residents lack health insurance and 20% of adults could not see a doctor in the past year due to cost. Initiatives to address this strategic priority focus on increasing preventative care and screening among youth and decreasing barriers to accessing care.