News, Events & Public Meetings

Community outreach is a large part of what we do at WellFlorida, and we have a wide array of services that help the communities we serve. Visit our resources page on the WellFlorida website and you— and the people you serve—can have easy access to some of WellFlorida’s own resources like the Cancer Resource Guide and the North Central Florida Safety Net Healthcare Providers. We also list external resources such as agencies throughout the region that provide assistance in housing, food, healthcare and more.

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June 1, 2015

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The North Central Florida Safety Net Healthcare Providers Directory has recently been updated. This directory lists free or affordable healthcare providers in North Central Florida.

Many individuals fall short of qualifying for assistance from Medicaid, tax credits, or other cost-sharing reductions offered through the Marketplace. WellFlorida created the directory to better assist its Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators in helping low-income adults and children who fall into Florida’s coverage gap to obtain healthcare.

Find the updated directory online or download it at our resources page.

May 28, 2015

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Join WellFlorida and Healthy Start for the screening of Dark Side of the Full Moon; a poignant documentary on postpartum depression as well as a range of other mental health issues mothers face during and after pregnancy. Since these issues effect not only mothers but those around them, comprehensive education is crucial to understanding what women deal with and giving them the support they need. The documentary is being shown on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville.

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May 26, 2015

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Marion County residents are invited to share their views on health and healthcare in their community by taking a 10 to 15 minute survey. A partnership of healthcare facilities and WellFlorida Council, the regions’ health council and consultant for health causes, are conducting the survey from April to June 2015. Residents’ input will be used to assess Marion County’s most pressing health needs and to develop a community health improvement plan for the county.

By participating in the survey, residents have the chance to voice their […]

April 30, 2015

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Learn the best research-based outreach strategies to help children get health insurance through Florida’s KidCare program and obtain tools and materials for your enrollment activities in Marion, Sumter, Citrus, Hernando and Levy counties by joining us at the Nature Coast KidCare Train-the-Trainer Event.

This free event includes:

♦ Navigating through Florida KidCare
♦ Health Care Provider Outreach
♦ Business and Civic Outreach
♦ Identifying Community Ambassadors
♦ Individuals who are directly responsible for conducting Florida KidCare outreach and for training others to conduct outreach should attend.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, […]

April 30, 2015

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Empower and educate young women about breast cancer

About 11% of new breast cancer cases in the U.S. affect women under the age of 45, but many young women may not realize they are at risk for this disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking for women to share their stories about hereditary breast cancer, breast cancer risk, exploring their family history of cancer, and breast health for their new campaign, Bring Your Brave.

Please respond no later than May 15, 2015, if you […]

April 29, 2015

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On April 23, the Nature Coast KidCare Coalition will hold its first meeting, where KidCare experts and stakeholders will share their ideas and knowledge. The Nature Coast KidCare Coalition is a new group formed to discuss and improve outreach and enrollment for the Florida KidCare Program in Marion, Sumter, Citrus, Hernando and Levy counties.

Anyone who is involved or interested in children’s health in the counties mentioned is welcome and encouraged to attend. The meeting will take place at the County Sherriff’s Department EO Center, located […]

April 15, 2015

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A Stronger Medicare Program

Making prescription drugs affordable for seniors: In Florida, people with Medicare have saved nearly $979,196,447 on prescription drugs because of the Affordable Care Act.  In 2014 alone, 346,126 individuals in Florida saved over $306,016,285, or an average of $884 per beneficiary.  In 2015, people with Medicare in the “donut hole” received a 55 percent discount on covered brand name drugs and a 35 percent discount on generic drugs. And thanks to the health care law, coverage for both brand name and generic […]

March 31, 2015

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Better Health

Providing better value for your premium dollar through the 80/20 Rule: Health insurance companies now have to spend at least 80 cents of your premium dollar on health care or improvements to care, rather than administrative costs like salaries or marketing, or they have to provide you a refund.  This means that 981,273 Floridians with private insurance coverage benefited from $41,679,928 in refunds from insurance companies, for an average refund of $65 per family because of the Affordable Care Act.

Scrutinizing unreasonable premium increases: In […]

March 30, 2015

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Better Value

Providing better value for your premium dollar through the 80/20 Rule: Health insurance companies now have to spend at least 80 cents of your premium dollar on health care or improvements to care, rather than administrative costs like salaries or marketing, or they have to provide you a refund.  This means that 981,273 Floridians with private insurance coverage benefited from $41,679,928 in refunds from insurance companies, for an average refund of $65 per family because of the Affordable Care Act.

Scrutinizing unreasonable premium increases: In […]

March 27, 2015

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