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Dr. David Willis, chief medical information officer of Community HealthIT and Munroe Regional Medical Center and the medical director of Florida Health Center, will be a guest speaker at the upcoming HIMSS Rural Health IT Community webinar on September 8, 2014. Willis will address how rural healthcare providers are positioned to work collaboratively on projects that improve health information technology (HIT) in their communities. For example, in many cases, the social capital already exists in cooperative relationships, which can overcome rural setbacks such as […]

September 4, 2014

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The Veteran Initiated Electronic Care Coordination (VIECC) project at the North Florida/South Georgia VA Health Care System aims to improve care coordination of Veterans receiving healthcare from civilian providers. This project is part of a larger multi-site national pilot project that trains Veterans to use the VA’s Personal Health Record portal, My HealtheVet, to create a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) that can be shared with their civilian providers. The CCD is a summary of their VA health record and includes information such as medications, […]

September 3, 2014

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WellFlorida’s 15-county Ryan White region, Area 3/13, has the highest percentage of any region in Florida of persons living with HIV/AIDS who have suppressed (or undetectable) viral loads. An undetectable viral load means the amount of HIV virus in a person’s blood is so low that current laboratory tests are unable to detect it. It does NOT mean the person is cured—only that the tests are not sensitive enough to measure really low amounts of virus. The good news is that persons with undetectable viral loads […]

August 28, 2014

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WellFlorida recently released our 2013 Annual Report. Download the report here to learn more about our activities and how our work benefits the communities we serve.

Some highlights from Fiscal Year 2012-2013 include: Launched Everyone’s Doing It: Stop AIDS NowNorth Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative produced a new online cancer resource guide and expanded its staff and outreach efforts; The North Central Florida Cancer Report 2013 garnered media attention, and more…

 

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August 11, 2014

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CentralHealthy Start and Healthy Start of North Central Florida have released the summer 2014 issue of A Healthy Start. Readers can expect to learn valuable information on topics such as prenatal care, postpartum depression and the superhero powers behind breastfeeding. Designed for pregnant women and mothers of children up to three years old, the bulletins are published twice a year by WellFlorida Council and Healthy Start. Bulletins will be distributed to pediatricians, hospitals and clinics across 16 counties. PDF versions can be downloaded at wwww.centralhealthystart.org and […]

July 12, 2014

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Health data for each county in North Central Florida and the collective region has recently been published on WellFlorida Council’s website. WellFlorida provides annual county health profiles to help residents and community leaders get a snapshot of the health status of each county and how it compares to the state. The data represents the health status of over 1.6 million North Central Florida residents. The profiles include data for a range of categories including access to healthcare, lifestyle, socioeconomics, and maternal and infant health.

For the millions of U.S veterans living in rural areas, quick and efficient access to healthcare information can be hard to come by. With the power of the Web, however, things are getting easier.

WellFlorida’s Kendra Siler-Marsiglio, Ph.D., spoke at HRSA’s Health Information and Quality Webinar on Friday, June 20, 2014. Kendra, who heads the CommunityHealth IT program, discussed MyHealthStory, a Web-based tool that allows veterans to share their health information from the Veterans Health Administration (VA) with their other healthcare providers.

CommunityHealth IT is one of […]

July 2, 2014

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WellFlorida is conducting Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) for Bradford, Columbia, Hamilton, Hernando and Union Counties, which will be released at the end of June 2014.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public Health Accreditation Board defines a community health improvement plan as a long-term, systematic effort to address public health problems on the basis of the results of community health assessment activities and the community health improvement process. This plan is used by health and other governmental education and human service agencies, in collaboration […]

June 9, 2014

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WellFlorida is reaching its goals for the High Impact Prevention (HIP) project. HIP aims to decrease the spread of HIV and link HIV-infected individuals to services. The program, which is funded by the Florida Department of Health, began in January 2013 and has expanded from three counties to five—now covering Alachua, Columbia, Lake, Marion and Putnam.

HIP has three components: Everyone’s Doing It, It’s Everyone’s Business and ARTAS.

Everyone’s Doing It provides outreach services, HIP_Vertical

June 9, 2014

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