To watch a Video from The Patrick Heinold Foundation about mental health awareness, please go to this LINK.
JOI Foundation News
Last July, Brianna Taylor (JOI Rehab intake coordinator) lost her younger sister, Sarah, to cancer. Sarah loved Stuffed Animals! To honor Sarah on what would have been her 21st birthday, JOI staff members were invited to bring in stuffed animals to donate to Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital in Sarah’s honor. The response was OVERWHELMING !! Thank you, Brianna, for letting your JOI family be a part of honoring your sister in this sweet way!
The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Physicians and ATC’s also donate countless hours of time in our Sports Medicine Program. Through this program they cover local high school and middle school athletics and other community athletic events. We are so proud of our Sports Medicine volunteers who give their time back to the community in which we live. It is important to volunteer your time to a cause that you believe in! We could always use some help!
The JOI Foundation
When you join with us, you make a difference in our community and help to improve the overall well being of thousands of individuals in the North Florida area. The JOI Foundation’s goal is to assist others with the help of generous financial donors & through countless volunteer hours. We choose these charities because we believe that we can make a positive impact and to make a meaningful change. 100% of funds are used to provide support for outreach programs which benefit individuals and groups in need of services, equipment, supplies, athletics and basic daily necessities such as food and clothing.
JOI employees through our foundation, pay for meals at the Sulzbacher Center. Employees also volunteer their time to go over to the center and actually prepare and cook the meal. JOI Physicians and Staff members also volunteer at the Hearts to Soles Event at the Sulzbacher Center on November 23, 2019. JOI will be collecting socks to provide them with the shoes which are donated for this event.
The JOI Foundation recently added the Patrick Heinold Foundation as one of our beneficiaries. Teen suicide is on the rise across the nation. The data appeared in The Journal of Pediatrics, and comes from poison control centers. A study finds the rate of poisoning attempts more than doubled among boys and girls.
There is no single cause to suicide. It most often occurs when stressors exceed current coping abilities of someone suffering from a mental health condition.
JUST 1 is a program that our JOI Certified Athletic Trainers developed at our local high schools to try to save or help JUST 1 young adult from taking their own life. Our trainers provide first aid on a daily basis, now they can also provide mental health first aid to these same students. To learn more, go to youth-mental-health-first-aid/.
If you need help and need someone to talk to, please call:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or
Baptist Behavioral Health Services: Outpatient, Adult Day Stay and Inpatient Services https://www.baptistjax.com/services/behavioral-health 24 hour Crisis Line: 904-202-7900
For more information about the Mental Health First Aid Training, go to: Baptist
Our mission is to inspire others to help the community in which we live and work. The employees of JOI have designated these four foundations to work with and to donate our time and monetary funds to because we believe together we can make a difference in the North Florid Region. If you want to help with the JOI Foundation, please call 904-848-7045 and JOIn our mission!
In honor of National Pet Month (May), a few of our JOI offices and rehab centers took on a challenge to see how many items they could donate to the Humane Society. Out of 4 teams, there were almost 500 items donated! The donations included cat food, dog food, cat litter, food feeders, and much more! Team Kibble Krew at JOI San Marco won by donating more than 200 items. However, the other team’s Whisker Warriors, Smitten Kittens, and Kibbles n Bits also did an incredible job donating many items as well! Thank you to all the JOI Staff Members who participated in this challenge! You saved so many animals’ lives this month!
You can still collect items for the Humane Society and drop them off at their facility. Items that are always needed include:
JOI is proud to partner with the ThePatrick Heinhold Foundation to promote suicide prevention for teenagers. Come out to watch the 4th Annual Patrick’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 18th, 2021 @JJVA. Due to COVID-19, guests and fans need to wear a mask throughout the event.
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute will again provide screening for this year’s charity event at The Sulzbacher Center. Our Hearts to Your Soles Foundation provides footwear for the homeless. JOI physicians and JOI staff of volunteers provide healthy foot exams and treatment.
This will be our eleventh year participating in this national collaborative effort to help relieve the foot problems. In conclusion, this event is how JOI gives back to the community in which we live.
This National Suicide Prevention Week, have a #RealConvo about mental health! Whether that means active listening or talking through it. Just being there for someone is also important.
It’s time to shift the culture and have an open and honest conversation about #mentalhealth. Have you had a #RealConvo today? The JOI Foundation supports the Patrick Heinold Foundation. The goal is to get Mental Health First Aid Training in Every High School and Junior High School in our area!
The number of kittens arriving at Jacksonville’s shelters is reaching record levels, and we cannot save them all without your support. Year to date, more than 1,600 kittens have come to the doorstep of our local shelters. The good news is … you can help! Here is an easy option to help kittens in need:
1) Become a foster parent to orphaned kittens! Tiny kittens are too small and need the extra love and attention that only a foster home can provide. Click here to learn how a few weeks can save multiple lives. ‘ Also, The JOI Foundation is a sponsor for the Jacksonville Humane Society. Please look for our monthly posts on social media to adopt the JOI Foundation Sponsored Pet! We will pay for the adoption fee! A special Thank You to Trevor Lawrence for doing our 2022 Super Bowl Commercial.
The JOI Foundation is proud to partner with The Patrick Heinold Foundation. Their goal is to promote suicide prevention through programs dedicated to the well-being and mental health of our nation’s teens. JOI’s Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) will be providing free Athletic Training coverage for the event. In other words, don’t miss the 2nd Annual Patrick’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament, this Saturday April 6, 2019 at The Bolles School. The tournament runs from 8:15 am to 5 pm. I know this his tournament helps support The Patrick Heinold Foundation mission! Finally, learn more about The Patrick Heinold Foundation here: The Patrick Heinold Foundation
About Patrick Heinold
Patrick Heinold was 17 years old when he took his life on February 4th, 2017. He was the last person anyone expected to fall to suicide, as he was everyone’s best friend and favorite person, and thrived an all that he did. Patrick was a member of the Bolles’ Men’s Varsity Basketball Team and also participated in band and Junior Mentors while attending The Bolles School as a junior. Patrick was a member of the Parking Ministry at Christ’s Church and was an active member of Young Life. Patrick’s legacy will forever live on in how he treated others, befriended everyone he met, and embodied Christ in everything he did. We will miss and love you forever Patrick.
Through the JOI Foundation, we are able support causes like this!
Through a program by Baptist Health, JOI Certified Athletic Trainers and personnel from Bishop Kenny High School participated in a two day program for Youth Mental Health First Aid. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children ages 10-24. Each day in the U.S. there is an average of 5,240 attempts of suicide for children in grades from 7-12. The goal of the program is to train personnel to be able to give first aid for those children who are in need of professional help. Similar to the American Red Cross First Aid Certificate for physical injuries. The program is based on breaking down the barriers and stigma which are attached to mental health. Certified Athletic Trainers normally are on the high school campuses each and every day for physical injuries. This is the next step in the recognition of mental health illnesses and the ability to get professional help for these students in need. In addition, each person who finishes the program, will receive a certificate for Youth Mental Health First Aid. Continue reading →
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Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless
HERE’S A SAMPLING OF COMMUNITY IMPACT:
Breast Cancer Awareness Fund Raising
JOI collection of socks for the Sulzbacher Center. You can donate socks at any of the JOI locations.
Collecting fuzzy bears for Baptist’s Buddy Check breast cancer program with partner WTLV-TV2
Walking for juvenile diabetes, arthritis, MS or Heart Walk to raise funds to find a cure for disease
Physicians “on air” on local television or radio stations giving sports medicine tips
Physicians participating in the We Care organization giving free medical care to those in need
Physicians volunteering hours of “on the field” at PAL, the Arena or at area high schools with professional and local athletes
Presenting orthopaedic subjects and offering clinics of interest to members and guests at the local YMCAs or 1st Place Sports and at other community based forums.
Certified Athletic Trainers participating in Mental Health First Aid Programs and volunteering Sports Medicine coverage for the 3×3 Basketball Fundraiser.
Sponsoring and participating in the annual WJCT-Baptist “Speaking of Women’s Health”
Helping to found Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program and being a vital part of this community organization dedicated to helping our young athletes
JOI physicians and staff working the Saturday before Thanksgiving for the past ten years at The Sulzbacher Center where they welcome clients, wash and examine their feet, put on new warm socks and fit new shoes for the holidays as a major service to “give back”
JOI Rehab provides Certified Athletic Trainers to area high schools at no cost, and many physicians are “team” sports medicine docs to provide medical support to youth athletics
JOI physicians being honored annually by Jacksonville Business Journal for being “Health Care Heroes” for good work nationally and internationally: Dr’s. Steinberg (2014), Kaplan (2013), Lucie (2012)
Annual Participation in the Mutt March Fundraiser for the Jacksonville Humane Society.
Annual Sponsor of the PAL Football Camp for 500 kids.
Annual Meal Sponsor and volunteer cooks and servers at the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless. JOI has also been involved with many supply, clothes and shoe drives for the center.
Annual Breast Cancer Awareness, Bake Sale and T-Shirts Sales for the Buddy Check Foundation and the Buddy Check Bus.
Toy Drive For Sulzbacher Center
JOI is a lifelong partner in the community with nonprofits and community organizations because they, like Baptist Health, work together to change people’s lives – it’s a lifelong relationship between with the community.