ReShawndia R Mitchell

Adjunct • MPH, CHES, Certified Health Education Specialist, CPST, Child Passenger Safety Technician

Public Health • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

CHES, Certified Health Education Specialist,

Whitehall, PA
April 2009, #16177


CPST, Child Passenger Safety Technician,

Washington, DC
September 2007, #T651415


Master of Public Health  -    2010                                                                                                       
Major in Community Health, Concentration in Health Promotion/Health Education     
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida


Bachelor of Science in Health Education, Cum Laude Honors - 2007                             

Specialization in Health Studies

Minor in Business Administration                       
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida


University of Florida President’s Honor Roll, Beta Eta Sigma Honor Society

College of Health and Human Performance Dean’s List

Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Honorary 


Duval County Health Department

Healthy Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida 

Program Coordinator

October 2010- Present

• Implement strategic plans, policies, and procedures for the effective and efficient working environment of Healthy Jacksonville

• Promote grassroots leadership development through various community coalitions focused on improving the health and wellbeing of Duval County Residents

• Serve as the project coordinator for the Healthy Communities, Healthy People Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Program

• Assist in the training and supervision of program interns

• Develop grant proposals to fund community coalition projects and aid in sustainability efforts

• Facilitate community meetings and focus groups to gather information for community health improvement planning



Duval County Health Department

 A New DEAL Diabetes Program

Jacksonville, Florida

Diabetes Program Coordinator

July 2009-October 2010

• Developed and implement a diabetes education and outreach initiative to identify persons with diabetes

• Designed a formal case management system to ensure patient care and support

• Organized and delivered diabetes presentations
• Managed the day-to-day operations of the Closing the Gap Initiative
• Created evaluation and monitoring methods to aid in quality improvement and program success
• Managed program budget in excess of $100,000
• Trained and supervised community health workers and intern staff
• Established and maintained a Diabetes Self-Management Advisory Board
• Attended community advisory meetings
• Prepared and disseminated informational materials to community members and organizations
• Coordinated Diabetes Self-Management Education workshops
• Launched program’s health ministry initiative through faith-based organizations
• Created ongoing program collaborations with community public and private organizations


Duval County Health Department

Healthy Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida

• Developed evaluation survey for the Childhood Obesity Prevention Community Grants Program
• Attended Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition meetings
• Created and disseminated program evaluation report
• Presented evaluation findings to program stakeholders
• Conducted an interim evaluation of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Community Grants Program


Duval County Health Department

The Injury Prevention Program Office

Jacksonville, Florida

• Developed grant proposals for program funding currently in excess of $70,000
• Provided health education services related to non-worksite injury prevention
• Conducted safety curricula trainings for area child care facilities
• Instructed child safety classes to increase awareness and promote behavior change among parents
• Developed and implement new components to aid in program enhancement
• Attended community board advisory meetings
• Designed and assist in the development of program brochures and flyers to advertise services offered
• Prepared and disseminate informational materials to community members and organizations
• Organized and deliver presentations on injury prevention programs and chronic disease topics


Shands Eastside Community Relations and Educational Coordination

Gainesville, Florida

• Assisted in the development and implementation of over 150 education seminars
• Maintained office budget of over $25,000
• Coordinated health education seminars and health fairs for the residents of east Gainesville
• Trained and assisted in the supervision of student employees
• Served on program’s health fair planning committees
• Recruited and coordinated presenters and volunteer staff for community health seminars and health fairs
• Attended and organized community meetings with program’s lay health educators
• Assisted in the procurement of funding in excess of $50,000 for program’s annual health fairs


Alachua County’s CHOICES Health Services

Gainesville, Florida

• Created and implemented the program’s first outreach enrollment campaign for outlying communities
• Assisted the outreach program manager with coordinating and staffing outreach activities
• Developed and maintained community events calendar
• Collaborated with community organizations to sponsor and participate in our outreach activities
• Attended and participated in program’s advisory board meetings 


 2010 Best Research Project Poster Master of Public Health Internship Poster Session

• 2008 Duval County Health Department Employee of the Month

• 2008 Duval County Health Department Chronic Disease Prevention Division Employee of the Month

• 2003 12 Kids Who Care Community Service Award



University of Florida President’s Honor Roll, Beta Eta Sigma Honor Society,
College of Health and Human Performance Dean’s List,
Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Honorary


Internship Site Preceptor

January 2010-Present

University of North Florida & University of Florida

• Serve as a site preceptor for undergraduates in the Brooks College of Health Community Health program at the University of North Florida
• Serve as a site preceptor for undergraduates in the College of Health and Human Performance Health Education program




Goal Team Member

April 2009-Present

Florida Injury Prevention Advisory Council

• Assist in statewide strategic plan development, implementation, and evaluation
• Advocate on local and state levels for injury prevention
• Review strategies to reduce/eliminate Florida’s injury burden


Child Passenger Safety Technician Volunteer

July 2007- Present

Safe Kids of Northeast Florida

• Assist in the planning, implementation, and development of various community safety events
• Conduct child restraint installations

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Mitchell, R. (2011). Florida Colorectal Cancer Control Mini-Grant. Florida Department of Health Colorectal Cancer Control Program. ($5,000)


Mitchell, R. (2010). Closing the Gap on Diabetes Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Grant-Renewal. Florida Department of Health Office of Minority Health. ($124,898)


 McCloskey, S., Mitchell, R. (2008). Right Riders Child Passenger Safety Grant-Initial. Florida Department of Transportation. 2008-2009. ($74,672.00)


McCloskey, S., Mitchell, R. (2008) The Comprehensive Childcare Injury Prevention Project-Renewal. Florida Department of Children and Families. 

Publications & Presentations


Mitchell, R.R., Hayes, C. (2009). Local Success Stories: A New DEAL Diabetes Program. Florida Alliance for Diabetes Prevention and Care 4th Annual Educational Forum: Mobilizing the Community. St. Augustine, FL, August 28, 2009. (Panel Presentation- Lead Presenter)




 Robert Wood Johnson Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Annual Grantee Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 2011.

 3rd Annual First Coast Worksite Wellness Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2011.

1st Annual UNF Public Health Educational Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2010.

 2nd Annual First Coast Worksite Wellness Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2010.

Florida Alliance for Diabetes Prevention and Care 4th Annual Educational Forum, St. Augustine, FL, 2009.

Lifesavers: National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, Nashville, TN, 2009.




Husband, Laureen., Mitchell, R., ruckus advertising + public relations. (2011). Stories From the Field: A Community Response to the 2009 Healthy Kids, Healthy Jacksonville Call to Action to Reduce Childhood Obesity. Duval County Health Department.


 Mitchell, R. (2010). Embrace a Healthy Florida Interim Evaluation Report of the Jacksonville Community Grants Process. Duval County Health Department: Healthy Jacksonville.

MitchellContact Information

(904) 620-2840