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December 6, 2016

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Black women in Marion County who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last five years are invited to participate in a focus group and share their experiences about being pregnant and the care they received during and after their pregnancies. Participants can earn $20 for participation. The sessions are:

* Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, Reddick Public Library, 15150 NW Gainesville Road, Reddick

* Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Marion Oaks Library, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala

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December 1, 2016

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African American/Black women in Marion County who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last five years are invited to participate in a focus group. Focus group participants will be asked to share their experiences about being pregnant and the care they received during and after their pregnancies. Participants earn $20 for participation.

 

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. […]

December 1, 2016

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North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC) and Cancer Connections are hosting a Lunch and Learn on Dec. 14, 2016 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Health Street, 2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville. The topic is Advances in Breast Cancer: A Review and an Update with guest speaker Dr. Karen Daily.

Dr. Daily is a clinically-based investigator and educator at the University of Florida in Gainesville with a focus on breast, gastrointestinal, and gynecologic cancers. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. […]

November 28, 2016

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Lake City Reporter
By Carl McKinney 

Cancer diagnoses are deadlier in Columbia County than most of North Central Florida, a region already facing the highest cancer mortality rate in the state.

The county sees fewer diagnoses than the rest of the state, but that just makes the local mortality rate even more alarming, said Myesha Ponder, co-author of WellFlorida Council’s 2016 North Central Florida cancer report.

“Our numbers aren’t bad when it comes to people getting cancer,” she said. “It’s people dying from it.”

The study looked at reported […]

November 28, 2016

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Columbia County Observer
By Mark Lander

After reading Highest Cancer Mortality Death Rates in Florida? New Report Finds North Central Florida on Top, I wanted to share a few comments regarding the article from my perspective as the Administrator of North Central Florida’s Columbia and Hamilton County Health Departments.

Cause and Effect

Socioeconomics and health equity aspects play a huge role in our community regarding access to care. Whether it be for issues surrounding transportation, economics, or a neglect of personal health, people do not always seek healthcare […]

November 28, 2016

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Columbia County Observer
By Stew Lilker

According to the recently released WellFlorida Council North Central Florida Cancer Report 2016, North Central Florida has the highest cancer mortality rates in the state. Other than Alachua County, the home of the University of Florida, all the counties in the report are what were previously known as Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern (RACEC) counties, challenged communities with persistent poverty and other chronic problems. The high cancer mortality rates are not a surprise.

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Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, […]

November 9, 2016

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WellFlorida News Release
North Central Florida has the highest cancer mortality rates in the state, according to the recently released North Central Florida Cancer Report 2016  by WellFlorida Council.

The report, produced for the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC), includes a wide range of cancer data such as cancer death rates, cancer incidence rates, cancer related emergency room visits and hospital discharge data. This epidemiologic profile of 11 counties in North Central Florida highlights disparities between the region and Florida as well as disparities […]

November 7, 2016

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LSF Health has recently announced that the Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse (CJMHSA) Reinvestment grant application submitted on behalf of Hernando County has been awarded. The planning grant focuses on the needs of adults with mental health, substance abuse or co-occurring disorders who are at risk of, or are involved with, the criminal justice system.

The primary goal of the grants is to assess and plan for initiatives that increase public safety, avert increased spending on criminal justice system, and improve the accessibility and […]

November 1, 2016

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Open enrollment for 2017 health plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace starts November 1 and ends January 31. Navigators in North Central Florida are available for free to answer questions and sign up for insurance through HealthCare.gov. For information, visit http://www.srahec.org/navigators or call a Navigator in your area:

Alachua County (City of Alachua and High Springs): 386-462-1551 x101
Alachua County (City of Gainesville) and Putnam Counties: 386-292-2947
Suwannee, Hamilton and Lafayette Counties: 386-249-4260
Bradford, Columbia and Union Counties: 904-796-7096
Citrus, Hernando, Marion and Sumter Counties: […]

October 13, 2016

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WellFlorida News Release

The public is invited to attend a “Lunch and Learn” on a cancer-related topic and hear a summary on the status of cancer in North Central Florida on Oct. 19 at Health Street, 2401 SW Archer Road in Gainesville.

Cancer Connections and WellFlorida Council’s North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC) are teaming up to host a “Lunch and Learn” on the topic “Triple Negative Breast Cancer” with guest speaker Dr. Tina Lam. The event includes a free, healthful lunch and one CEU to […]

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