Archive for the ‘Rural Health’ Category

Hernando County residents encouraged to take survey

WellFlorida News Release

Adults, age 18 and older, and adults with family members, who have a mental health illness and/or drug or alcohol problem are encouraged to take a brief online survey. Survey results will be used to improve behavioral …

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23rd Annual Rural Health Educational Summit

The 23rd Annual Rural Health Educational Summit, hosted by Florida Rural Health Association (FRHA), will be held from Feb. 28 to March 1 at the University of North Florida Adam W. Herbert University Center in Jacksonville, Florida. The Summit …

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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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Upcoming event and report focus on cancer in North Central Florida

WellFlorida News Release

The public is invited to attend a “Lunch and Learn” on a cancer-related topic and hear a summary on the status of cancer in North Central Florida on Oct. 19 at Health Street, 2401 SW Archer Road …

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Report on region’s health needs now available

Central Florida Health

Central Florida Health (CFH) recently released its Community Health Needs Assessment as part of the organization’s efforts to improve the health and wellness of the communities it serves.

Because CFH operates separate hospitals that serve both Leesburg …

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Participation needed for the Hernando County community health surveys

WellFlorida Council is conducting surveys to gauge the health of Hernando County. Community members, healthcare providers and business leaders are invited to share their views on health and healthcare in the county by taking a 10-minute survey. Community member survey …

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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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Alachua County drops in annual county health rankings

Gainesville Sun
By Christopher Curry

While still faring better than most of the state, Alachua County dropped several spots in the latest annual county-by-county ranking of residents’ health.

Neighboring rural counties – including Union, Putnam and Bradford – again ranked …

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