Archive for 2018

November 29, 2018

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Today, an estimated 1.2 million Americans have HIV. In 2016, the South accounted for more HIV diagnoses than all other regions (Northeast, West and Midwest) combined, representing 52 percent of all HIV and AIDS diagnoses in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), WellFlorida recognizes […]

November 7, 2018

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Gainesville Sun Editorial Alachua County voters have plenty to be proud about after Tuesday’s election, despite some state results that didn’t go the way many here had hoped. Two county measures benefiting children passed Tuesday with strong support from voters. A half-cent sales tax increase to pay for repairs and improvements to public school facilities […]

October 31, 2018

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The Florida Department of Health in Columbia and Hamilton counties, in partnership with WellFlorida Council, the local health planning council for North Central Florida, are encouraging county residents, healthcare providers and others to share their views on health by taking a 10-minute survey. The surveys are available here. Participants will be entered to win a $25 gift card. […]

October 23, 2018

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Gainesville Sun By Dorothy Thomas and Dorothy Benson In the Nov. 6 election, Alachua County voters have the opportunity to create the Children’s Trust of Alachua County, which will solely focus on the health, well-being and success of our children. The Children’s Trust has earned the endorsements of 34 local organizations, including The Sun, as […]

October 16, 2018

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Ocala Star Banner WellFlorida, a health planning council and consultants for health causes, is an affiliate partner of two Healthy Start coalitions, which have a goal to reduce infant mortality, improve birth outcomes and promote healthy child development. The WellFlorida Council was selected as a winner in the 25th National Health Information Awards. Marketing materials […]

October 11, 2018

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Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) is a statewide program funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. WellFlorida Council provides SRTS in North Central Florida and the Big Bend area. SRTS aims to create safe, convenient and fun opportunities for children to walk and bicycle to and from schools. The goal is to increase the number of […]

October 8, 2018

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Home Magazine Gainesville By Dorothy Benson, Dorothy Thomas and Lita Tholen There were more than 10,000 children born in Alachua County in the last five years. What services have they received? Have they had regular health checks? Are they ready for kindergarten? What about the older children? Are they reading on grade level? Do they […]

October 1, 2018

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Oh Baby! A Gainesville Sun Publication In 2017, nearly 3,000 babies were born at hospitals in Alachua County. Fifty-two were born in homes and another 20 were born at birthing centers. In order to improve the health and safety for all of the babies yet to be born in Alachua County, a group of local […]

October 1, 2018

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183,000 children in Florida have young parents ages 18 to 24. These young parents need to be able to complete their education and increase their employment skills to ensure they can support their families and promote their children’s healthy development. According to Opening Doors for Young Parents, the latest KIDS COUNT® policy report from the Annie […]

September 20, 2018

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WellFlorida Council was selected as a winner in the 25th anniversary National Health Information AwardsSM. This program recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials. Marketing materials and health information for Heathy Start received a Merit Award for Total Health Information. Jill Dygert, WellFlorida’s Art Director and Communications Manager, is credited with the […]

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