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May 8, 2019

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The Florida Department of Health and WellFlorida Council have recently released Community Health Assessments for Columbia and Hamilton counties. The assessments for each county, which are accompanied by the 2019 Columbia and Hamilton County Community Health Assessment Technical Appendix, provide data on the health of the region and identify priority issues for improvement. The reports […]

April 11, 2019

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Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Mini-Grant Funding Awards (FY 2018-2019): University of Florida Board of Trustees FDOH in Putnam Heart of Florida Health Center Dynamic Therapy and Wellness Services, Inc. Accent Physician Specialists – Endocrinology Department Diabetes Self-Management EducationPeople with diabetes who complete a diabetes self-management education (DSME) class are better able to manage their disease […]

April 5, 2019

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Ocala Star BannerBy Carlos E. Medina Panel: Behavioral health requires a more holistic approach to get people help earlier and reduce crisis situations. Much of the focus on opioid addiction over the last couple of years has been on the immediate goal of reducing the number of overdoses and deaths due to heroin. While that […]

April 3, 2019

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Tampa Bay TimesHernando County news briefs Community members, health care providers and business leaders are invited to share their views on health and healthcare in Hernando County by taking a 10-minute survey. WellFlorida Council is conducting surveys on behalf of the Florida Department of Health in Hernando County through May 26. The survey is available […]

April 3, 2019

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By Haley Fretes, Public Relations Intern at WellFlorida Council Community Health Needs Assessments (or CHNAs) are essential tools for those tasked with developing a health improvement plan for the community. A well-crafted CHNA provides a community with a snapshot of “where they are,” which is a crucial first step in determining the vision of “where […]

March 29, 2019

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Citrus County Chronicle Just The Facts: • To learn more about or join Citrus County’s Community Health Improvement Partnership, contact the Citrus County Health Department administrative office in Lecanto at 352-513-6004. THE ISSUE: Citrus County scores slump in health surveys. OUR OPINION: We all have a part in improving the county’s health. A year ago we wrote about this, […]

March 4, 2019

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By Haley Fretes, Public Relations Intern at WellFlorida Council Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy where people at extremely high risk for HIV take daily HIV medications to lower their chances of getting infected from sex or injection drug use. (CDC, 2018). In July 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration approved […]

February 14, 2019

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Central Florida Health and WellFlorida Council are conducting surveys and focus groups in Lake, Sumter and Marion counties to gauge the health and health needs in the region. Results, along with research and health related data, will be made available in a community health needs assessment in summer 2019. The 10-minute surveys are available at […]

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