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Please join the Rural Health Partnership of North Central Florida, WellFlorida Council, and rural healthcare providers throughout the state and take part in an educational series presented by the Florida Rural Health Association. Topics focus on various rural health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

See detailed descriptions here.

Upcoming events:

August 26, 2020  Correcting IT Security and HIPAA Compliance Violations arising from COVID-19

September 11, 2020  Florida Rural Health Data

September 25, 2020  2020 MIPS Reporting and the COVID-19 Impact

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August 24, 2020

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Bradford and Union county community members, including healthcare providers and businesses, are invited to share their views on health and healthcare by taking a 10-15 minute survey at www.WellFlorida.org. Survey participants will have the opportunity to win a $20 gift card.

Survey results, along with local health data, will be used to assess the population health status, health behaviors and health-related resources in the Bradford County Community Health Assessment 2020 and Union County Community Health Assessment 2020 reports (to be released in November). These […]

June 30, 2020

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Rural Health Partnership Board Members, General Members and Interested Parties:

On June 16, 2020, the National Rural Health Association, in lieu of its live annual Rural Health Equity Conference, will be holding a day-long virtual event in its place.

Rural Health Partnership has resources for up to twenty people to attend this highly worthwhile training free of charge.  

If you are interested, or have staff from your organization that would like to attend this training, please complete the registration form below (ONLY THE AREA HIGHLIGHTED IN ORANGE) and scan […]

May 20, 2020

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Rural Health Partnership Board Members, General Members and Interested Parties:

On June 16, 2020, the National Rural Health Association, in lieu of its live annual Rural Health Equity Conference, will be holding a day-long virtual event in its place.

Rural Health Partnership has resources for up to twenty people to attend this highly worthwhile training free of charge.  

If you are interested, or have staff from your organization that would like to attend this training, please complete the registration form below (ONLY THE AREA HIGHLIGHTED IN ORANGE) and scan […]

May 20, 2020

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USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs can support recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities through:

technical, training, and management assistance; financial assistance; andstate and local assistance

This resource matrix organizes funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and other federal resources that can help support rural America. Opportunities are categorized by customer and assistance type.

For more information on the immediate actions USDA […]

April 16, 2020

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Updated June 9, 2020

Community Initiatives 
Currently, WellFlorida’s Community Initiatives team is working with the Florida Department of Health in Alachua, Hernando and Pasco counties on various health planning projects and will continue to meet via Zoom, email and conference calls. Organizations interested in partnering with WellFlorida on future projects, such as community health needs assessments, community health improvement plans, grant writing and program management, may fill out our Proposal Request Form or contact Lindsey Redding, Director of Community Initiatives.

North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC)
NCFCCC co-hosted a webinar on Cancer in […]

April 9, 2020

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Faye Johnson, President of Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions
Cathy Timuta, Executive Director of Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself, and once for her child.” Famed actress Sophia Loren made that simple yet profound reflection which all mothers know to be true. Mothering is about balancing the dual roles of self-care and protector of our next generation.
 
In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a […]

April 6, 2020

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO) intersectoral action to address social determinants of health (SDOH) continues to emerge as a key approach for improving health equity. In the realm of cancer, complex and multilevel system of influences along with multiple types of determinants can contribute to individual cancer risk and the likelihood of survival following a cancer diagnosis. Collaborations and partnerships across the spectrum of health locally, regionally and nationally are needed to address cancer disparities defined by race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, geography (rural, metropolitan) as […]

April 3, 2020

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