There are more than 21 million individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) living in Florida today. In partnership with WellFlorida Council, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. (FDDC) recently released three reports focusing on the state’s current status and goals to meet the needs of individuals with I/DD.
The Five Year State Plan 2022-2026 Comprehensive Review and Analysis offers an in-depth Florida profile of the current population and unmet needs of individuals with I/DD, available resources, and achievable goals for the state to reach increased […]
MIECHV/Parents as Teachers, a program of Healthy Start of North Central Florida, has earned the Parents as Teachers Blue Ribbon Affiliate endorsement for their dedicated teamwork, strategic planning and passionate service. Parents as Teachers home visiting model is a proven and effective program that helps build strong communities, thriving families, and children that are healthy, safe and ready to learn. Affiliates that earn the Blue Ribbon recognition have demonstrated that they deliver high-quality services to children and families. MIECHV/Parents as Teachers in Alachua and Marion […]
WellFlorida Council, in collaboration with Big Bend Health Council and The Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida, Inc., is pleased to announce that the following agencies have been granted funding for the development or expansion of Diabetes Self-Management Education programs for 2021/22:
• Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf
• Rural Health Care, Inc., Aza Health
• Bay Street Pharmacy
• Big Bend Area Health Education Center
• CINET, Inc.
• Core Health Partners
• Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc.
• Flagler County Free Clinic
We are pleased to announce that the Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) mini-grant funding period is now open. The DSME mini-grant ranges from $5,000 to $20,000 to establish, build, achieve accreditation for, sustain, increase access to, or expand DSME programs serving adults in Florida. The grant period is from approximately November 15, 2021-June 17, 2022. Applications are due September 30th.
The purpose of this funding is to reduce health inequity in areas with limited or no access to quality DSME services and to increase organizations’ ability […]
The Florida State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan Surveys will identify health and healthcare issues and needs of Florida residents.
Survey responses are anonymous.
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Florida Residents Survey
Healthcare Providers, Coordinators and Managers Survey
This survey is being conducted by WellFlorida Council, local health councils throughout Florida and a diverse array of partners for the 2021 Florida State Health Assessment and 2022-2026 State Health Improvement Plan.
In partnership with like-minded organizations, WellFlorida Council is hosting a number of events in May and June. Register early to reserve spaces.
What’s Next for Our CHIP? Florida Public Health Association is offering a three part webinar series on Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP). Guest speakers from Hernando County CHIP leaders, Office of Health Equity at Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, and questions and answers with WellFlorida CHIP experts are on the agendas. Learn more.
North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative, which is overseen […]
Opioid and substance misuse in Florida is a serious problem that is being felt by our youngest and most vulnerable citizens — infants. To address the epidemic of Substance Exposed Newborns (SEN), Hernando & Pasco SEN Taskforces invite you to the 2nd Annual Education & Beyond: Supporting Substance Exposed Newborn Communities. This groundbreaking summit is being held virtually from 11am to 1pm Friday April 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30, 2021.
The event is designed for medical, healthcare and hospital professionals, and all others involved in caring […]
By Hernando Substance Exposed Newborn (SEN) Taskforce
The Hernando and Pasco Substance Exposed Newborn Task Forces are hosting Education & Beyond: Supporting Substance Exposed Newborn Communities Virtual Workshop series, April, 2021. Opioid and substance misuse in Florida is a serious problem that is being felt by our youngest and most vulnerable citizens, infants. To address the epidemic of Substance Exposed Newborns (SEN), Hernando & Pasco SEN Taskforces invite you to the 2nd Annual Education & Beyond: Supporting Substance Exposed Newborn Communities, held as a series of […]
WellFlorida Council recently released 2021 health data for each county in North Central Florida and the collective region. A PDF version of the County Health Profiles is now available on the website.
The annual county health profiles help residents and community leaders obtain an overview of the health status of the region and how each county compares to each other and the state.
WellFlorida Council is a state designated local health planning council serving 16 counties in the region: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, […]
The Florida Rural Health Association along with Project ECHO are working to support first responders such as firefighters, EMS, medical transport personnel, and law enforcement officers, in their roles on the frontlines of America’s. These sessions will help you build expertise in the development and management of a community paramedicine program.
What is Project ECHO?
Using proven adult learning techniques and interactive video technology, the ECHO Model™ connects groups of community providers with specialists in regular real-time collaborative sessions. The sessions, designed around case-based learning and mentorship, […]