Big Bend Rural Health Network


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Our Mission

To provide health education and promote partnerships to improve community health, focusing on underserved, rural, and minority populations.

Our Vision

To be the driving force toward optimal health for a thriving, kind, and equitable global community.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement

Big Bend AHEC celebrates diversity and embraces the unique perpectives of all community members as we endeavor to improve health in the Big Bend.

Program Details

The Big Bend Rural Health Network (BBRHN) is one of nine established in the state of Florida per Section 381.0406, Florida Statutes. BBRHN is dedicated to eliminating health disparities in our minority, rural populations. We believe that collaborative partnerships are the best way to make accessible, quality health care a reality for our rural population. Our staff members are trained in chronic disease self-management, diabetes, wellness, and tobacco dependence. Through our partnership with Big Bend Area Health Education Center, we provide training for community health workers (CHWs) and rural hospital and clinic staff.

Community Involvement

  • Chronic Disease Management

  • Obesity Prevention/Reduction¬†

  • Health Literacy

  • Quit Tobacco Resources

  • Senior Health

  • Lupus Education

  • Breast Cancer Education

  • Community Wellness Classes

  • Mental Health First Aid Training