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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 […]

August 6, 2018

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WellFlorida Council is announcing a min-grant funding opportunity for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programs throughout Florida. Organizations interested in applying should go to www.WellFlorida.org and select the blog post “DSME Mini-Grant Funding Opportunity” to download the application and learn more about the grant’s objectives, funding and application process. The application deadline is Saturday, Sept. 1, […]

July 31, 2018

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Jamie Watcher, Suwannee Democrat LIVE OAK — Nervous about riding without training wheels, Ashlynn McLeod knew what she didn’t enjoy about Wednesday morning’s bike safety rodeo. “Falling down,” the 6-year-old McLeod said. But McLeod, talkative throughout the safety training she received from Morris Sherman, with the Well Florida Council, was suddenly shy following the event at […]

June 25, 2018

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The Citrus County Chronicle People don’t usually miss a chance to voice their opinions, but that’s exactly what’s happening with a community-wide survey this month. Sponsors of the Citrus County Community Health Needs Assessment survey said that far fewer responses have come in for the online questionnaire than when it was run three years ago, […]

June 25, 2018

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Gainesville Sun On Wednesday and Friday this week, several testing events have been planned in Alachua County. Increasing awareness of the importance of getting tested for HIV will again be the focus of National HIV Testing Day, which will be observed nationwide on Wednesday. “Getting tested is the first step in taking care of your […]

June 8, 2018

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Gainesville Sun Given the educational institutions we have in our community, Alachua County should perform better than around the middle of the pack when it comes to taking care of children. Yet Alachua County ranked 31st out of 67 Florida counties in the 2018 Child Well-being Index. The index, released in April by Florida Kids […]

June 7, 2018

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WellFlorida News Release Residents in the service area of Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center are invited to share their views about healthcare and the health of their communities. WellFlorida Council is conducting focus groups and surveys for Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center throughout April and May. Focus group feedback and survey results, along […]

June 5, 2018

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WellFlorida News Release Are you or someone you care about in need of a cancer support group, transportation for medical treatments or financial assistance with prescription drugs? Locate resources for these needs and more on the website www.CancerResourceGuideNCF.org. The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida is a public service of North Central Florida Cancer Control […]

June 3, 2018

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Gainesville Sun Making a bigger investment in Alachua County’s children would not only help address deep disparities in educational outcomes here, it would benefit all residents. Local voters will have an opportunity to make such an investment through the Children’s Trust of Alachua County initiative on the November ballot. The measure would authorize an up […]

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