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December 5, 2017

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Gainesville Sun Are you or someone you care about in need of a cancer support group, transportation for medical treatments or financial assistance with prescription drugs? Locate resources for these needs and more on the website www.CancerResourceGuideNCF.org. The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida is a public service of North Central Florida Cancer Control […]

December 4, 2017

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WellFlorida Council is pleased to announce that the following agencies have been awarded Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) mini-grants: Florida Department of Health in Alachua County  Accent Endocrinology Thank you to all of those who applied, and congratulations to the awardees! DSME is a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to disease management that meets national standards. People with […]

November 30, 2017

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WUFT By Randi Ziegler Tessa Walters received what she considers the bare minimum of sex education in high school. The vice president of Planned Parenthood Generation Action at UF, a student group, said she did learn about sexually transmitted infections in her freshman biology class, but the lessons lasted only a few days. “In Florida, there […]

November 16, 2017

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On December 1, World AIDS Day, we recognize the fact that more than 1 million Americans have HIV, and about 1 in 7 of them don’t know it. According to HIV.gov, southern states bear the greatest burden of HIV, accounting for half of the new infections recorded in 2014. In 2016 alone, nearly 5,000 Floridians […]

November 16, 2017

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These FREE online and on-site events are being offered to home visiting staff from MIECHV-funded programs and their community partners serving families with young children. Please take advantage of these great opportunities to update your knowledge and skills, gain insight on emerging issues and spark renewed passion and creativity in serving Florida’s children and families. […]

November 6, 2017

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Safe Routes to School is scheduling trainings for teachers and community professionals in Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Putnam and Union counties. The purpose of the trainings is to teach those who work with children about bicycle and pedestrian safety. Attendees learn laws, safe practices, lessons, proper helmet fit, and how to set up a bicycle safety rodeo. Those who attend the […]

October 22, 2017

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Gainesville Sun By Cleveland Tinker Checking on newborns and mothers during the first week of a child’s life will be the top priority of a program developed by the Alachua County Children’s Services Advisory Board. Starting its second year of existence with about a $2.4 million budget funded by Alachua County, the board expects to […]

October 16, 2017

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Suwannee Democrat, Japer News, Mayo Free Press LIVE OAK — The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee and Lafayette counties are looking for input from community members. The DOH — in partnership with WellFlorida Council, the local health planning council for North Florida — is encouraging members of the community to share their views on health by […]

October 10, 2017

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On December 14 and 19, Sumter County residents are invited to join a focus group to talk about the health of their communities. Participants will earn $20 for roughly 90 minutes of their time. The focus groups are part of Sumter’s community health assessment and will help Florida Department of Health gain a better understanding […]

October 9, 2017

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The Florida Department of Health in Lafayette and Suwannee Counties, in partnership with WellFlorida Council, the local health planning council for North Central Florida, are encouraging community members to share their views on health by taking a 10-minute survey. The surveys are available at www.WellFlorida.org (select “Survey”). Participants will be entered to win a $20 gift card. Survey […]

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