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Be a part of Healthy Start’s Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR), a community-driven action to make meaningful changes to improve services, systems and resources for families and reduce stillbirths and infant deaths.

WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME INVOLVED

Infant mortality is a key indicator of the health of a community and its social and economic well‐being
Our community’s fetal & infant mortality rates are persistently high: consistently higher than the State’s
average rates
Alarming racial and ethnic disparities: Black babies in our area are more than twice as likely […]

March 15, 2023

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WellFlorida Council is conducting Community Health Surveys for various counties in North Central Florida in 2023. Survey results, along with local health data, will be used to develop Community Health Needs Assessments.  These reports identify and prioritize the most pressing health issues in each county, guide planning initiatives and serve as a resource for the public and community leaders.

Visit “Surveys” to take a survey in your county.

See “Reports” for examples of WellFlorida’s Community Health Needs Assessments and other reports.

For more information about the […]

February 13, 2023

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Citrus County residents, businesses, community-based organizations and health-related professionals are invited to take a 15-minute survey to help identify the county’s most pressing health concerns. Survey results, along with local health data, will be used to develop a Community Health Needs Assessment for the county.

The Community Health Needs Assessment will guide planning initiatives for the Florida Department of Health in Citrus County, determine funding priorities for the Community Charitable Foundation and provide data for other entities in the community to use for grants.

The survey is […]

November 14, 2022

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The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus), in partnership with the Citrus County Community Charitable Foundation, has kicked off its months-long Community Health Needs Assessment process.

WellFlorida Council, a nonprofit agency which works with 16 counties in North Central Florida, is facilitating the needs assessment for Citrus County.

The assessment will seek input from community members through one-on-one interviews, surveys and in-person focus groups.
The final product will identify the community’s health priorities and needs for the county at large which will in turn guide […]

October 31, 2022

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WellFlorida Council was selected as a winner in the 29th annual National Health Information Awards. This program recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials.

The Nurse-Family Partnership® and NAS Campaign received a Merit Award for Consumer Decision Making Information. The campaign consisted of the publication More Hope, cards, display banners and videos. Jill Dygert of WellFlorida provided creative direction and design for the campaign. Videos were created by Gordon Yurk of Emergent Video. More Hope was adapted and authored by Healthy […]

October 24, 2022

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Hernando County residents, community-based organizations, social service providers and healthcare professionals are invited to take a 10-minute survey to help identify the region’s most pressing health concerns. The Community Health Needs Assessment Survey is being conducted by local health planning council WellFlorida Council, in partnership with Florida Department of Health.

The community survey for residents at least 18 years old is available in English and Spanish at https://tinyurl.com/33hjfwk2. Providers of health-related services are encouraged to take the provider survey at https://tinyurl.com/23ma6kj6. Both surveys will […]

October 18, 2022

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Attention First Responders and First Responder Families:
We want to hear from you! Join us for a workshop-style event that aims to broaden behavioral health and wellness supports for first responders, and battle stigma and other barriers to care. 

The Building a Successful BHAP for First Responder Readiness event welcomes all active and former first responders (including fire fighters, law enforcement, paramedics, EMTs, and emergency call center operators), first responder family members and first responder agency leaders. There is no cost to attend. Continental breakfast and boxed lunches […]

September 21, 2022

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Are you a first responder (firefighter, paramedic, emergency medical technician, law enforcement officer or public safety telecommunicator)? As a former or current first responder, your perspectives and experiences are important. This survey will be used to inform regional strategic planning efforts to address the mental health needs of first responders and their families. Please share your perspectives with us by completing this survey and by sharing it with other first responders in the northeast region of Florida.

The LSF Northeast Region First Responder Regional Support Project […]

August 22, 2022

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Central and North Central Florida Healthy Start have partnered with University of Florida Master of Public Health students to survey pregnant women and new moms about a free community doula program. Doulas are non-medical professionals who help moms through labor, and provide emotional, physical and information support to her and her new family. Healthcare providers, community agencies, faith-based organizations and others are encouraged to share the survey with clients and patients. And, of course, pregnant women and new moms are invited to participate! The survey […]

August 22, 2022

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2022 DSME Mini-Grant Opportunity Instructions

Printable Application for Planning Only

Online Mini-Grant Application (Survey Monkey)

2022 DSME Question and Answer Session Notes

This is a mini-grant ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to establish, build, achieve accreditation for, sustain, increase access to, or expand Diabetes Self-Management Education programs serving adults in Florida.

Q&A Conference Call: Friday, July 22, 2022, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET (see Opportunity Instructions above for Meeting ID and Passcode).
Deadline for applications is August 12, 2022.
The grant period is from approximately September 15, 2022-June […]

July 18, 2022

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