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November 12, 2019

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The Business Report

WellFlorida Council was selected as a winner in the 26th annual National Health Information Awards. This program recognizes the best consumer health information programs and materials.

The HIV Care Programs website (HIVCarePrograms.org) and brochure received a Silver Award in the Total Health Information category. The marketing materials were designed and edited by Jill Dygert, WellFlorida’s Art Director and Communications Manager.

HIV Care Programs is a partnership among WellFlorida […]

June 13, 2019

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WCJB TV 20
By David Jones

Fighting stigmatization that has lasted for years in the discussion of HIV/AIDS was the topic of a training held Monday evening at the Bartley Temple United Methodist Church in Gainesville.

Mardrequs Harris from the Southern AIDS Coalition speaks to members of varying groups united in the fight against the stigmatization of H.I.V.

More than 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Out of that 1.1 million, one in seven do not know […]

February 5, 2019

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The Guardian, Gainesville Sun

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 Collaborative, the WellFlorida Council and the Florida Department of Health Cancer Control Program.

The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida lists support groups, community and caregiver resources, financial support services and […]

February 27, 2018

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Gainesville Sun

The initiative could raise $7 million its first year in property taxes.

The creation of a children’s services organization will be on the November ballot this year.
The Alachua County Commission voted at its public hearing meeting Tuesday to put a Children’s Trust initiative on the Nov. 6 referendum.
The board established the Children’s Services Advisory Board in August 2016. If approved by voters, the Children’s Trust will be created and will have the authority to tax up to one-half mill to provide services for […]

January 11, 2018

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Gainesville Sun

Making Tower Road less bumpy could be key to making 2018 a smooth year for motorists who travel the road that’s been long slated for improvement.

Commission Chairman Lee Pinkoson, who has said after four terms on the board, he won’t run for the post again, met Tuesday for about 30 minutes with recent commission chairman Ken Cornell to talk about what they hope county government can accomplish this year.

Pinkoson said his priorities will be to ensure the fledgling Alachua County Children’s Services Advisory Board […]

October 22, 2017

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Gainesville Sun
By Cleveland Tinker

Checking on newborns and mothers during the first week of a child’s life will be the top priority of a program developed by the Alachua County Children’s Services Advisory Board.

Starting its second year of existence with about a $2.4 million budget funded by Alachua County, the board expects to launch its Healthy Baby Nurse Home Visit Program sometime soon after the new year begins, said Tom Logan, board chair.

The board serves children from prenatal to 5 and their families.

The board will […]

October 16, 2017

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Suwannee Democrat, Japer News, Mayo Free Press

LIVE OAK — The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee and Lafayette counties are looking for input from community members.

The DOH — in partnership with WellFlorida Council, the local health planning council for North Florida — is encouraging members of the community to share their views on health by taking a 10-minute survey.

Survey results, along with research and health-related data, will be used to assess the region’s most pressing health needs.

“This survey is very important to our communities,” Kerry Waldron, DOH […]

December 6, 2016

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Ocala Star Banner

Black women in Marion County who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last five years are invited to participate in a focus group and share their experiences about being pregnant and the care they received during and after their pregnancies. Participants can earn $20 for participation. The sessions are:

* Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, Reddick Public Library, 15150 NW Gainesville Road, Reddick

* Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Marion Oaks Library, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala

* […]

November 28, 2016

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Lake City Reporter
By Carl McKinney 

Cancer diagnoses are deadlier in Columbia County than most of North Central Florida, a region already facing the highest cancer mortality rate in the state.

The county sees fewer diagnoses than the rest of the state, but that just makes the local mortality rate even more alarming, said Myesha Ponder, co-author of WellFlorida Council’s 2016 North Central Florida cancer report.

“Our numbers aren’t bad when it comes to people getting cancer,” she said. “It’s people dying from it.”

The study looked at reported […]

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