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 […]
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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.
Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (CCRAB)
North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
UF Health Cancer Center
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Friday, April 3, 2020 from 2 to 3 pm EDT
Dr. Christopher Cogle, Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council
Dr. Amar Kelkar, University of Florida
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/
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
Council’s High Impact Prevention (HIP) project will be tabling again this year
at the Ocala Pride event on Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Tuscawilla
Park. HIP will also be tabling at the Gainesville Pride event on Oct. 26 from 1
p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bo Diddley Plaza.
are free and open to the public. Guests can enjoy live music from local bands
and artists, food trucks, and more. At the Gainesville location, there will be
over one hundred vendors. Both events are kid-friendly and […]
Local businesses are invited to participate in Business Responds to AIDS, a partnership between WellFlorida Council and businesses interested in ending HIV/AIDS. Businesses participating in the program provide prevention messages and materials to customers, employees and neighborhoods, and can also serve as a free HIV testing site.
Business Responds to AIDS is a component of WellFlorida’s High Impact Prevention (HIP) program. The program helps to raise community awareness about HIV/AIDS, motivate residents in high prevalence neighborhoods to get tested, increase the number of persons who […]
The Certificate of Need (CON) program has been eliminated for general hospitals as of July 1. CON, which has been in effect in Florida since the 1970’s, is a regulatory process that requires certain healthcare providers to obtain state approval before offering certain new or expanded services. WellFlorida provides services for the Florida CON program, including facilitating public hearings on proposed CON projects, monitoring approved projects and filing status reports to the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). The new law keeps CON requirements for […]