Awards & Recognition
2017 Candice King, Executive Director of ACORN Clinic, was named a Girl Scout “Women of Distinction” on June 1, 2017.
2015 ACORN’s Volunteer of the Month for June and ACORN strategic planning volunteer Ralph Horky received the “Work of Heart” Award in the Good Neighbor category.
2014 Long-time ACORN Clinic medical volunteer Marcia Millet received the “Work of Heart” Award in the Senior Category.
2013 Community Service Outstanding Organization Award from the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry for Homeless
2013 Our Co-Medical Director was awarded the 2013 Wendall N. Rollason Award for contributions to rural health care by the Florida Rural Health Association
2009 Florida Surgeon General’s Award for Health Innovation, Prevention, & Management
2008 ACORN Clinic Volunteers win the “Work of Heart” Award in Health and Social Services
2007 Blue Foundation for a Health Florida grant to support the “Tooth Fairy” Dental Outreach Education Program
2006 Blue Foundation for A Healthy Florida Sapphire Award for Excellence in Community Health care
2004 Santa Fe College Woman of Distinction awarded to Marilyn Mesh, Past Executive Director of ACORN Clinic
2004 Sole Sisters: Stepping Up the Fight Against Breast Cancer: $61,000 raised for mammography screenings for uninsured women in north central Florida
2001 Separate dental clinic built and opened; existing medical/dental clinic remodeled
2002-2004 The National Health Service Corp approved a 3 year rotation for an OB/GYN Physician
1998-2000 Capital Campaign initiated to fund a new dental clinic and restore and expand the medical clinic
1998 The Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader Award
1998 National Rural Health Association’s Outstanding Rural Health Program
1997 Robert Wood Johnson Community Partnership Award
1997 Mutual of America Community Partnership Award
1987 Dental clinic opened
1976 Medical clinic opened to meet the growing needs of the rural population
1974-77 Health care focused on home visits and social service referrals
1974 Two churches funded VISTA volunteers (Volunteers in Service to America) to serve the healthcare needs of residents in rural Alachua County