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WellFlorida
Council recently released the 2018 health data for each county in North Central
Florida and the collective region. A PDF version of the profiles along with additional
health information is now available on the website.

WellFlorida Council provides annual county health profiles to
help residents and community leaders get an accurate 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 North Central Florida: Alachua,
Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, […]

February 6, 2019

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WellFlorida Council is excited to announce the new website launch for HIV Care Programs, an optimal resource built to educate the public about healthcare and support services for people living with HIV in North Central Florida, HIV prevention and how to stay healthy.

The website is the product of a partnership
among WellFlorida Council, Ryan White HIV patient care providers in Area 3/13
and the North Central Florida CARE Consortium. The partnership helps provide
primary healthcare and support services to low-income persons living with HIV.

Featured HIV […]

February 6, 2019

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Feb. 7. is a day to increase awareness about HIV among blacks/African Americans and encourage people to get involved in prevention efforts, get tested and get treatment if they are living with HIV.

Florida is among the top three states in the nation for the number of people newly diagnosed with HIV. Data recently released from the Florida Department of Health shows that of the 116,944 persons with HIV, 42% are black or African American, 31% are Hispanic and […]

February 5, 2019

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The Guardian, Gainesville Sun

Are you or someone you care about in need of a cancer support group, transportation for medical treatments or financial assistance with prescription drugs?

Locate resources for these needs and more on the website: 

www.CancerResourceGuideNCF.org

The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida is a public service of North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative, the WellFlorida Council and the Florida Department of Health Cancer Control Program.

The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida lists support groups, community and caregiver resources, financial support services and […]

February 5, 2019

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The Guardian, Gainesville Sun
By Cleveland Tinker

With National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day coming up this week, local organizations and people living with HIV/AIDS hope to eradicate the stigma associated with the disease.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, observed Thursday, is designed to increase awareness about the disease among blacks and encourage people to get involved in prevention efforts, get tested and get treatment if they are living with the disease, said Jeffrey Solius, HIV prevention coordinator with the WellFlorida Council.

To increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and help get […]

February 5, 2019

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WellFlorida News Release

Marion County residents, healthcare and social services providers, businesses and faith-based organizations are invited to share their views about health and healthcare in the county by taking a 10-minute survey. Participants will have the opportunity to win a $30 gift card.

The surveys are available at www.WellFlorida.org (select “Survey”). To receive a printed version of the surveys, or for additional information regarding the surveys, call or email Chris Abarca at cabarca@www.wellflorida.org or 352-727-3767.
 
The survey will be open from Jan. 24 […]

January 24, 2019

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The Marion County community—including residents, healthcare and social services providers, businesses and faith-based organizations—are invited to share their views on the county’s health and healthcare by taking this 10-minute survey. Participants will be entered to win a $30 gift card. The survey will be open from Jan. 24 to April 30. Survey results, along with research and health-related data, will be used in a Community Health Needs Assessment to be completed in summer 2019. Hard copies of the surveys are also available. For more […]

January 24, 2019

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The Alachua County community—including residents, healthcare and social services providers, businesses and faith-based organizations—are invited to share their views on the county’s health and healthcare by taking a 10-minute survey. Participants will be entered to win a $30 gift card. The survey will be open from Jan. 15 to March 2. Survey results, along with research and health-related data, will be used in a Community Health Needs Assessment to be completed in summer 2019. Hard copies of the surveys are also available. For more […]

January 16, 2019

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WellFlorida News Release
Alachua County residents, healthcare and social services providers, businesses and faith-based organizations are invited to share their views about health and healthcare in the county by taking a 10-minute survey. Participants will have the opportunity to win a $30 gift card.

The surveys are available at www.WellFlorida.org (select “Survey”). To receive a printed version of the surveys, or for additional information regarding the surveys, email Chris Abarca or call 352-727-3767.
 
The survey will be open from Jan. 15 to March 2. […]

January 15, 2019

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Today, an estimated 1.2 million Americans have HIV. In 2016, the South accounted for more HIV diagnoses than all other regions (Northeast, West and Midwest) combined, representing 52 percent of all HIV and AIDS diagnoses in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), WellFlorida recognizes the personal losses due to HIV and our commitment to fight the spread of the disease.

In 2017, HIV was the 8th leading cause of death for people ages 25-44 in […]

November 29, 2018

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