WCJB TV 20
To help better understand the ones they serve, Columbia County health officials participated in a poverty simulation workshop.
Dozens of residents also attended the workshop, which was held at the Richardson Community Center in Lake City.“The event itself was to spend a couple hours going through what the life of somebody who could be in poverty would experience, having to deal with the banks, having to deal with loans, having to deal with social services, having to deal with going to job opportunities to […]
The Business Report
WellFlorida Council was selected as a winner in the 26th annual National Health Information Awards. This program recognizes the best consumer health information programs and materials.
The HIV Care Programs website (HIVCarePrograms.org) and brochure received a Silver Award in the Total Health Information category. The marketing materials were designed and edited by Jill Dygert, WellFlorida’s Art Director and Communications Manager.
HIV Care Programs is a partnership among WellFlorida […]
WellFlorida News Release
About 80 people experienced the virtual realities of poverty in a unique poverty simulation conducted today by the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative and the Florida Department of Health in Colombia County.
The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) was designed to help people better understand the realities of poverty. Participants included staff members of various human service agencies and local civic and community leaders.
“This program helps people understand the complexities and frustrations of living in poverty day to day,” said Lindsey Redding, Director […]
The following organizations were selected for the DSME Mini Grant Funding for 2020:
· Dynamic Therapy and Wellness Services, Inc.
· Heart of Florida Health Center
· Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc.
· Living Smart Diabetes Self-Management Program
· PanCare of Florida, Inc.
· Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf
WellFlorida Council is pleased to announce the availability of mini-grant funding to expand access to DSME programs in North Central Florida.
People with diabetes who complete a diabetes self-management education (DSME) class are better able to manage […]
Council’s High Impact Prevention (HIP) project will be tabling again this year
at the Ocala Pride event on Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Tuscawilla
Park. HIP will also be tabling at the Gainesville Pride event on Oct. 26 from 1
p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bo Diddley Plaza.
are free and open to the public. Guests can enjoy live music from local bands
and artists, food trucks, and more. At the Gainesville location, there will be
over one hundred vendors. Both events are kid-friendly and […]
Local businesses are invited to participate in Business Responds to AIDS, a partnership between WellFlorida Council and businesses interested in ending HIV/AIDS. Businesses participating in the program provide prevention messages and materials to customers, employees and neighborhoods, and can also serve as a free HIV testing site.
Business Responds to AIDS is a component of WellFlorida’s High Impact Prevention (HIP) program. The program helps to raise community awareness about HIV/AIDS, motivate residents in high prevalence neighborhoods to get tested, increase the number of persons who […]
The Certificate of Need (CON) program has been eliminated for general hospitals as of July 1. CON, which has been in effect in Florida since the 1970’s, is a regulatory process that requires certain healthcare providers to obtain state approval before offering certain new or expanded services. WellFlorida provides services for the Florida CON program, including facilitating public hearings on proposed CON projects, monitoring approved projects and filing status reports to the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). The new law keeps CON requirements for […]
WellFlorida CEO Jeff Feller was one of three guests on Spectrum News 1 In Focus with Allison Walker Torres. The topic, rising cost of healthcare, explored issues surrounding Medicare, affordable prescription drugs and the burden of healthcare costs on families and seniors. Jeff was joined by guests Karen van Caulil, Ph.D., President and CEO of Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value (formerly the Florida Health Care Coalition), and Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D – U.S. House District 7]. Watch the three part show by clicking the links below:
WellFlorida News Release
Central Florida Health and WellFlorida Council have recently released reports that assess the health of Lake, Sumter and Marion counties. The reports provide data on the health of the region and identify priority issues for improvement. Two assessments, along with the 2019 Central Florida Health Community Health Assessment Technical Appendix, are available at www.WellFlorida.org, select “Publications.”
According to the reports, residents consider quality of life to be good in the region. However, there is a shortage of services, especially for mental health, and […]
WCJB TV 20
By David Jones
Fighting stigmatization that has lasted for years in the discussion of HIV/AIDS was the topic of a training held Monday evening at the Bartley Temple United Methodist Church in Gainesville.
Mardrequs Harris from the Southern AIDS Coalition speaks to members of varying groups united in the fight against the stigmatization of H.I.V.
More than 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Out of that 1.1 million, one in seven do not know […]