Museum of Science & History Opens Groundbreaking New Exhibit with Help From Area Healthcare SystemsClinical Expertise
by John Weidner | Jun 17, 2016
Brooks Rehabilitation is proud to have been among five of Jacksonville’s leading healthcare systems to collaborate with the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) for a new interactive exhibit. Health in Motion: Discover what MOVES You opens to the public on June 14.
Brooks, Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic Florida, St. Vincent’s Healthcare, and UF Health Jacksonville collectively funded and acted as expert resources in shaping and designing the exhibit with MOSH. The not-for-profit healthcare systems worked with the curatorial team at MOSH for over a year, interpreting how environment and lifestyle impact individual and overall community health in the Northeast Florida area that includes Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties.
“At Brooks Rehabilitation, our mission is to empower people to achieve their highest level of recovery and participation in life. By working together with healthcare and community partners we can have a significant impact on the lives of Northeast Florida residents. Through partnerships, like this one with five outstanding healthcare institutions and the Museum of Science and History, we’re not only educating the community, we’re helping them to achieve their highest quality of life possible,” said Doug Baer, CEO of Brooks Rehabilitation
The 725-square-foot exhibit offers an interactive guest experience where visitors will explore the body systems to better understand the importance of individual choices, external factors and movement on their health and the overall health of the region. Health in Motion will be part of MOSH’s collection for the next decade.
“Health in Motion is a unique exhibit for Jacksonville and its surrounding areas in that it speaks to relevant health issues in our community. It simply integrates how our personal lifestyle choices combined with external factors, like built environments, education and income, impact our individual and community-wide health,” said Maria Hane, Executive Director at MOSH.