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Awards & Recognition

2018 Laura K. Guyeran ACORN Clinic board member, was nominated by ACORN Clinic staff and named a Girl Scout “Woman Who Makes a Difference” on May 31, 2018.

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