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May 7, 2018

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WellFlorida News Release Citrus County community members and healthcare providers are invited to share their views on health and healthcare by participating in a focus group and/or taking a survey. WellFlorida Council is conducting the research in May and June for the Florida Department of Health in Citrus. Focus group participants will earn $20 for […]

April 1, 2018

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Citrus County Chronicle THE ISSUE: Citrus County scores slump in health surveys. OUR OPINION: The fix begins with “we.” Here’s the bad news:  Citrus County’s score on a nationally respected health survey continues to slide. Among Florida’s 67 counties, our county’s rank has dropped from 44 two years ago to 54 in 2018. Here’s the good news: Each of us has […]

March 27, 2018

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WellFlorida News Release The Alachua County Children Services Advisory Board hosted a kick-off for the NewboRN Home Visiting program on Sat., March 17, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Alachua County School Board District Office. Speakers at the event included Alachua County Commissioner Lee Pinkoson and Alachua County Advisory Chair Thomas Logan. The […]

March 17, 2018

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WCJB GAINESVILLE, Fla.  In May 2017 the board of county commissioners in Alachua county formed the Alachua County Children’s Services Advisory Board to make sure all children would be ready to enter kindergarten. Today, they debuted their new program. The “Newborn Nurse Home Visit Program”* will send out registered nurses and certified nurse midwifes on […]

Citrus County Chronicle IN SUMMARY THE ISSUE: Healthy Start program in danger of a major funding cut. OUR OPINION: Legislators need to fully fund this program, for the health of babies and whole communities. Florida has been in the crosshairs lately, so it’s nice to hear when the state is doing something right. In this case, it’s […]

February 25, 2018

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Gainesville Sun Some have already declared it be the “year of the child” in Alachua County, but a lot of work remains to make that happen. Alachua County Public Schools must keep making improvements despite a lack of adequate state support. County voters have stepped up in approving local funding for arts and music programs […]

February 21, 2018

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Gainesville Sun Families with newborns soon will get help with making sure their little ones have the best chance for early childhood success. Thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Alachua County Commission, Healthy Start of North Central Florida in March will launch the NewboRN Home Visiting Program to provide services designed to help children […]

February 16, 2018

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Ocala Star Banner The state Senate, the upper chamber of Legislature, has proposed lowering funds for an invaluable state-local program — Florida Healthy Start. Disappointing. The Florida House of Representatives, which has called for maintaining Healthy Start funding, should stay the course and say no to this unhealthy proposal. We strongly urge the two senators […]

January 8, 2018

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Gainesville Sun By Christopher Baldwin Held Sunday at Sun Country Sports in Jonesville, the derby benefits the Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition’s All Bottoms Covered Diaper Bank program. He came. He crawled. He conquered. One-year-old Foster, in a series of quick, successive spurts, won back-to-back heats to secure the golden baby bottle trophy during the […]

January 5, 2018

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Ocala Star Banner Turns out, I have a gym membership. Oh, it’s not like I was completely clueless. I just chose to ignore it … since, oh, about 2012. I have good excuses (note the plural). I’m really busy. The gym is always crowded. It won’t do any good. I’m tired. Did I mention I’m […]

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