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Five years ago, when residents of Bithlo, Fla. got sick, they had to drive—or take an ambulance—to a hospital 15 miles away in Orlando. There was no doctor’s office or urgent care facility in their town of 8,200 and the area historically had little in the way of infrastructure, transportation, or economic opportunity. Practitioners knew that building a healthy community in Bithlo required a holistic approach.
New on the blog from our Build Healthy Places Network: Learn how a local collaboration between public and private partners in Bithlo is focusing on nine areas to advance overall wellness.