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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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This webinar provides information for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and providers on how to best navigate cancer treatment and survivorship during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hosted by 

Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (CCRAB)
North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
UF Health Cancer Center

JOIN THE WEBINAR

When: 
Friday, April 3, 2020 from 2 to 3 pm EDT

Speakers: 
Dr. Christopher Cogle, Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council 
Dr. Amar Kelkar, University of Florida

How:
The webinar recording and slides for Cancer in the Time of Coronavirus are available at: https://cancer.ufl.edu/2020/04/07/cancer-in-the-time-of-coronavirus/

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On March 19 and March 26, the NC Radon Program is offering two free webinars that focus on reducing the risk of radon gas exposure in Florida homes, workplaces and other buildings. The webinars are being promoted by WellFlorida’s North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative and is relevant to the 2020-2025 Florida Cancer Plan, Goal 9.

The purpose of Goal 9 is to:
Reduce radon gas exposure in all Florida households, workplaces and other buildings.
● Objective 9.1: By 2025, increase the […]

March 12, 2020

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There’s good news for families expecting a new child – Marion County’s World’s Greatest Baby Shower is back for the fourth year in a row.

The free, educational event for expectant and new parents is being organized through the Healthy Start of North Central Florida Coalition and WellFlorida Council. It is being brought to the public by the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County, Alpha Center for Women, Tobacco Free Partnership of Marion County, AdventHealth Ocala, Staywell/WellCare and Things To Do Ocala.

This year’s event will be […]

January 13, 2020

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To help better understand the ones they serve, Columbia County health officials participated in a poverty simulation workshop.

Dozens of residents also attended the workshop, which was held at the Richardson Community Center in Lake City.“The event itself was to spend a couple hours going through what the life of somebody who could be in poverty would experience, having to deal with the banks, having to deal with loans, having to deal with social services, having to deal with going to job opportunities to […]

November 18, 2019

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WellFlorida News Release

About 80 people experienced the virtual realities of poverty in a unique poverty simulation conducted today by the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative and the Florida Department of Health in Colombia County.

The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) was designed to help people better understand the realities of poverty. Participants included staff members of various human service agencies and local civic and community leaders.

“This program helps people understand the complexities and frustrations of living in poverty day to day,” said Lindsey Redding, Director […]

November 6, 2019

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The following organizations were selected for the DSME Mini Grant Funding for 2020:
·         Dynamic Therapy and Wellness Services, Inc.
·         Heart of Florida Health Center
·         Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc.
·         Living Smart Diabetes Self-Management Program
·         PanCare of Florida, Inc.
·         Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf

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WellFlorida Council is pleased to announce the availability of mini-grant funding to expand access to DSME programs in North Central Florida.

People with diabetes who complete a diabetes self-management education (DSME) class are better able to manage […]

October 15, 2019

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