Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Cancer deadlier in Columbia

Lake City Reporter
By Carl McKinney 

Cancer diagnoses are deadlier in Columbia County than most of North Central Florida, a region already facing the highest cancer mortality rate in the state.

The county sees fewer diagnoses than the rest of …

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Cancer mortality in North Central Florida: Columbia/Hamilton County Health Department administrator comments

Columbia County Observer
By Mark Lander

After reading Highest Cancer Mortality Death Rates in Florida? New Report Finds North Central Florida on Top, I wanted to share a few comments regarding the article from my perspective as the Administrator of …

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Highest cancer mortality death rates in Florida? New report finds North Central Florida on top

Columbia County Observer
By Stew Lilker

According to the recently released WellFlorida Council North Central Florida Cancer Report 2016, North Central Florida has the highest cancer mortality rates in the state. Other than Alachua County, the home of the University

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County Health Profiles

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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Nation’s best consumer health information materials recognized by 23rd Annual National Health Information Awards Program

News release
Health Information Resource Center

The nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials produced in 2015 have been announced following the 23rd annual National Health Information Awards (NHIA) program held in late spring, 2016. Entries were submitted by …

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Marion County residents encouraged to share views on marketing messages

WellFlorida News Release

WellFlorida Council is conducting focus groups on marketing messages used in Marion County and how they contribute to the community’s health. All Marion County adult residents are invited. Participants will earn $20 for about two hours of …

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Help us take a snapshot of our community’s health

Insider
By Laura Castro

If you live in Alachua County, please take a few minutes to complete a survey that will help UF Health and other local health care partners better understand and meet the long-term health needs of the …

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The New Age of Rural Health

January 14, 2016
By Lori Tobias

Technology, grants and innovative programs allow smaller, remote doctors and clinics to offer a higher level of service

Patricia Mull was working in her garden when she felt the sensation of pins and needles …

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Navigators provide free help obtaining health insurance

North Florida School Days
By Lauren Vagelakos

Though Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace ended on January 2016, consumers can still get help getting insurance through Special Enrollment Periods or through Florida KidCare. Navigators in North Central Florida are …

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WellFlorida Survey

Gainesville Guardian

The WellFlorida Council will conduct a survey to gauge the health of Alachua County.

Community members, health care providers and business leaders are invited to share their views on health and health care in the county by taking …

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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.

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Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union.

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