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August 15, 2019

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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, […]

August 15, 2019

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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 […]

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 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 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 […]

February 6, 2019

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WellFlorida Council recently released the 2018 health data for each county in North Central Florida and the collective region. A PDF version of the profiles along with additional health information is now available on the website. WellFlorida Council provides annual county health profiles to help residents and community leaders get an accurate overview of the […]

February 6, 2019

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WellFlorida Council is excited to announce the new website launch for HIV Care Programs, an optimal resource built to educate the public about healthcare and support services for people living with HIV in North Central Florida, HIV prevention and how to stay healthy. The website is the product of a partnership among WellFlorida Council, Ryan […]

February 5, 2019

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Feb. 7. is a day to increase awareness about HIV among blacks/African Americans and encourage people to get involved in prevention efforts, get tested and get treatment if they are living with HIV. Florida is among the top three states in the nation for the number of people newly […]

January 24, 2019

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The Marion County community—including residents, healthcare and social services providers, businesses and faith-based organizations—are invited to share their views on the county’s health and healthcare by taking this 10-minute survey. Participants will be entered to win a $30 gift card. The survey will be open from Jan. 24 to April 30. Survey results, along with […]

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