WellFlorida’s annual publication North Central Florida County Health Profiles provides the health status of the 16 counties we serve as the region’s local health planning council — Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union. The County Health Profiles offer a snapshot of each county’s health data, and how the counties compare to each other, the region and the state. Learn more.
News, Events & Public Meetings
Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy 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. Six community survey participants have the opportunity to win $50. Providers of health-related services are encouraged to […]
North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative’s upcoming meeting will provide an overview on HPV and why it matters. The special guest presenter for the meeting is Martina Murphy, MD, Associate Professor, UF Department of Medicine and Program Director, UF Hematology/Oncology Fellowship.
The NCFCCC meeting and presentation will be on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 12:00 PM via Zoom. Registration is required. Please register in advance for this meeting at:
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:
• Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the most common and widespread sexually […]
Marion County residents, community-based organizations, social service providers and healthcare professionals are invited to take a 10-minute survey to help identify the county’s most pressing health concerns. The Community Health Needs Assessment Survey is being conducted by the region’s health planning council WellFlorida Council, in partnership with Florida Department of Health in Marion County and AdventHealth.
Two surveys will be available — one for the general community (https://tinyurl.com/MarionHealthSurvey) and one for providers of health-related services (https://tinyurl.com/MarionProviderSurvey). Surveys will be open until June 10, 2022.
The North Central Florida Trauma Agency has secured Daniel Sundahl to create a special presentation for first responders and those that work in trauma services in North Central Florida. This event will be held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. Mr. Sundahl, who is known throughout the United States and Canada, has put together a special presentation entitled Post Traumatic Growth: The Silver Lining around the Dark Side of Trauma.
The event is TOTALLY FREE as is the opportunity to earn […]
Seth Johnson | Main Street Daily News
Feb 22, 2022
Alachua County’s syringe exchange program currently waits for funding to begin implementation at local organizations like GRACE Marketplace, UF’s Mobile Outreach Clinic and Meridian Behavioral Health Services.
The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners discussed the program at Tuesday’s commission meeting.
The county finalized its partnership with WellFlorida in November 2021 for the service, just over two years after Florida Legislature passed a bill allowing syringe exchange programs.
However, legislation prohibits any state, county or city funds from financing […]
Registration is now open for the Florida Rural Health Association’s 26th Annual Rural Health Educational Summit.
FRHA 26th Annual Rural Health Educational Summit
April 5-6, 2022
Hilton UF Conference Center
Registration fee includes:
All educational sessions on April 5-6, continuing education credit, meal functions (breakfast, lunch and snack), and professional networking with exhibitors and colleagues.
Stay at the Summit venue and in the heart of Gainesville by booking a room at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. The group rate is $139 per night, […]
Please join the Rural Health Partnership of North Central Florida, as we have a special event planned with Scott Darius, Executive Director of Florida Voices for Health, on Monday, December 20 from 11 a.m. to noon.
Scott’s presentation will update community partners on the Florida healthcare landscape ahead of the 2022 Florida legislative session. We will focus on emerging health access and outcome legislation with a special eye on those issues that profoundly impact rural communities.
Those of you who were able to join us last year […]
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Registration Required. REGISTER HERE.
About the Speaker
Stephanie A. S. Staras, M.S.P.H., Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics and director of the department’s Division of Health Outcomes and Implementation Science. She is also a faculty member of the University of Florida’s Institute for Child Health Policy.
Dr. Staras is an expert in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine implementation research. She […]
WellFlorida Council is expanding the services available for people living with HIV under the Ryan White program. In addition to our current case management agency, WellFlorida Council is now offering Ryan White medical case management in house to clients not currently receiving the service. Clients who enroll in WellFlorida’s medical case management program have access to treatment adherence counseling, support navigating healthcare and social service needs, copay assistance, dental care, mental health services, transportation assistance and access to a phone app created specifically for Ryan […]