Archive for the ‘HIV / AIDS’ Category

Oh, Baby! Gainesville Sun

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals but home-visiting programs may be the next best thing

New parents have too much to do, and not enough time to do it all. They are learning what is best for baby and their …

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Free HIV testing to continue at Santa Fe

The Independent Florida Alligator
Max Chesnes

The tests came with free condoms and lube

When Jordan Chediak heard there would be free HIV testing at Santa Fe College, he didn’t hesitate to stop by.

After learning in his Human Sexuality …

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Panel explores surge in HIV cases in Florida, law and policy response

Naomi L.P. Ardjomand-Kermani of WellFlorida Council Inc., St. Petersburg City Council member Steve Kornell, and Kristen Whitesell of Metro Wellness and Community Centers presented at Stetson law school on March 31 on the need for a law and policy response …

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National HIV Testing Day is Saturday

Gainesville Sun

By Giuseppe Sabella

Saturday is National HIV Testing Day and local organizations are offering free events to educate and evaluate residents in a time when Florida is the leader for new HIV infections.

In 2013, Florida faced almost …

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WellFlorida Council: Working Together for Healthy Communities

The Fine Print UF

WellFlorida Council is a nonprofit focused on building healthy communities. We are North Central Florida’s local health council and statewide consultants for health causes.

Established in 1969 and based in Gainesville, we are one of the …

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Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Saturday

Special to The Guardian
By Aida Maillard

The theme of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, held annually on Feb. 7, is “I Am My Brother/Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS!”

And in Gainesville, you can fight HIV/AIDS by getting educated and tested …

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Ceremony held at museum helps mark World AIDS Day

Gainesville Sun
By Christopher Curr

A ceremony at the Florida Museum of Natural History Butterfly Rainforest marked World AIDS Day Monday.
For the HIV positive women and their caregivers in attendance, the setting was significant.

By morphing from a crawling …

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Free HIV Tests on North Lawn

Independent Florida Alligator
By Taylor Russell

UF’s pre-health honor society and a local health nonprofit organization are teaming up to host an HIV testing and sexual health awareness event for the first time today.

The WellFlorida Council will be administering

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Summit on HIPAA set for Thursday

The 2nd Annual Health Information Summit, intended for health care staff, administrators and physicians interested in getting the latest info on HIPAA, is set for Thursday morning at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St.

Lasting …

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County health profiles provide snapshot of region’s health status

Health data for each county in North Central Florida and the collective region has recently been published on WellFlorida Council’s website. WellFlorida provides annual county health profiles to help residents and community leaders get a snapshot of the health status …

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Proudly Serving

WellFlorida Council, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1969. We are the state designated local health council for 16 counties in North Central Florida and specialize in health-related consultancy for clients and projects throughout Florida.

Proudly serving the following Florida counties:
Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union.

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WellFlorida Council
1785 NW 80th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32606
P: 352-313-6500
F: 352-313-6515
E: info@wellflorida.org