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Monday is the 26th annual World AIDS Day, and team members of WellFlorida’s High Impact Prevention program are out in force to bring free HIV testing to the area today.

The day begins at Ferran Park in Eustis, where WellFlorida is providing free testing at the Lake County World AIDS Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then, at 11 a.m., WellFlorida is hosting a free testing event at Santa Fe College until 1 p.m. The day ends with a free testing event at the […]

December 1, 2014

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The Hippodrome in Downtown Gainesville will sponsor open enrollment in Marketplace health plans on November 16th from 1 to 6 p.m.

The Hippodrome, WellFlorida Council, Suwannee River AHEC, GetCoveredAmerica, and The America Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, are cosponsoring the healthcare event.

Open enrollment is being held at the theater to emphasize the importance of Gainesville artists getting insured. The event hopes to get every local artist covered.

Most Americans receive health insurance as a benefit from their employer but artists are three times more likely to be self-employed. […]

November 12, 2014

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Come down to United Church of Gainesville’s Reimer Fellowship Hall on Friday, Nov. 21 to help celebrate the ACORN Clinic’s 40th Anniversary.

The Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs, Inc. (ACORN) Clinic was founded in 1974 to serve the health needs of those living in rural areas in and around Alachua County. ACORN clinic has since expanded to provide low-cost medical, dental and social services to low-income residents of North Central Florida.

The Anniversary Celebration will both commemorate ACORN clinics 40 years of service and honor the […]

November 12, 2014

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WellFlorida Council is pleased to announce that it will continue to administer the Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators of North Central Florida.

Navigators are professionals certified to provide free and unbiased information on the options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace created by the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act. These services are available to individual consumers, as well as small businesses and their employees, in the program’s 15-county service area.

The next Open Enrollment period begins Nov. 15. This period, during which anyone may sign up for […]

November 6, 2014

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WellFlorida Council will be tabling at the upcoming Pride events in Ocala and Gainesville to share information about Everyone’s Doing It—a High impact Prevention project. The overarching goal of this project is to decrease the spread of HIV and link HIV-infected individuals to prevention and care services in Alachua, Columbia, Lake, Marion and Putnam Counties. Through Everyone’s Doing It, we will be providing free HIV literature, safer sex kits and promotional items. We will also be available to answer questions about free HIV testing dates […]

October 13, 2014

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The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative and Cancer Connections are hosting “Lunch and Learn—Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Current Practice and Future Promise.” The event is on October 29, 2014 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Hope Lodge in Gainesville. Continuing education credits will be provided by Suwannee River AHEC. Guest speaker Dr. Lisa Spiguel will focus on the surgical care of breast cancer, the assessment of high risk patients and overall breast health. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP […]

October 7, 2014

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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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