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June 7, 2018

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By Morris Sherman, Safe Routes to School coordinator at WellFlorida Council The youth in rural communities face various challenges related to health and safety. Rural youth face higher levels of physical inactivity and obesity than urban counterparts (1, 2), higher injury and fatality rates from collisions (3, 4), and poorer infrastructure for safe and convenient walking […]

May 8, 2018

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Join North Central Cancer Control Collaborative and WellFlorida for the Regional Cultural Competency and Cancer Disparities Training on May 14. Earn 2 CEUs, gain valuable information and enjoy light refreshments at this free event. When: From 1 to 4 p.m. on May 14, 2018 Where: WellFlorida Council, 1785 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville, FL Topics and Speakers: Cultural […]

May 7, 2018

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The North Central Florida Healthcare Coalition (NCFHCC) coordinates preparedness and resilience through all sectors of the healthcare system. The primary goal of NCFHCC is to better prepare communities in the event of catastrophic events (i.e. natural disasters, man-made disasters, emergencies, etc.) The general membership of NCFHCC includes public, private and governmental agencies involved in the […]

April 3, 2018

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WellFlorida is thrilled to announce the website launch of NewboRN Home Visiting, the newest program being offered to mothers and babies by Healthy Start of North Central Florida. NewboRN Home Visiting is dedicated to improving the health, safety and future of all children born in Alachua County. The program — made possible by a collaboration […]

Florida Safe Routes to School urges children to be active while teaching them about traffic safety In an effort to reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity and other health issues, WellFlorida’s newest program Safe Routes to School (SRTS) will encourage children to walk or bike to school while also teaching them how to be alert […]

February 6, 2018

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WellFlorida Council recently updated health data for each North Central Florida county and the collective region. WellFlorida provides annual county health profiles to help residents and community leaders get an accurate overview of each county’s health status, and how it compares to the state. The data represents: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, […]

January 30, 2018

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The 24th Annual Rural Health Educational Summit will be held from March 27 to 28 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando. The summit, hosted by the Florida Rural Health Association (FRHA), will focus on “Rural Florida: Healthcare, Politics and Funding in Uncertain Times.” Featured topics will include: crisis leadership, rural veterans and mental health, […]

January 24, 2018

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The North Central Florida CARE Consortium is encouraging persons infected with HIV to indicate their satisfaction with the care they received in 2017 from our Ryan White clinics, medical case management, eligibility and our HOP (housing) programs by taking the 2017 Area 3/13 Ryan White and HOP Survey. This annual survey is for individuals who […]

January 2, 2018

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Rural Health Partnership, WellFlorida Council and the Florida Department of Health are hosting a free course entitled Critical Access Hospitals and Regional Trauma SystemPartners Improve Patient Care Through Collaboration. The agenda for this training session will include: Regional Trauma Plan Uniform Trauma Transport Protocols EMS and Emergency Preparedness Issues for Critical Access Hospitals Pediatric and […]

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 […]

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