Archive for the ‘WellFlorida’ Category

Editorial: An investment in early childhood

Gainesville Sun
By Nathan Crabbe

Alachua County will soon see the benefits of making a greater investment in children long before they get to kindergarten — in fact, starting before they’re even born.

Last year, the County Commission created the …

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Summit will address early childhood challenges

Gainesville Sun
By Aida Mallard

Early childhood advocacy awareness, local programs and resources will take center stage at the Early Childhood Advocacy Summit with speakers, workshops and tips from experts, with networking and lunch in the mix.

Hosted by Innovative …

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Website lists local resources for cancer patients and caregivers

WellFlorida News Release

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

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Hundreds attend free dental clinic

Ocala Star Banner

Christian Vidal was No. 84 and held the slip of blue paper with the number printed on it tight in his hand and to his chest.

Standing in front of Dr. Stephen Dunn’s dental office Friday morning, …

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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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World Cancer Day is Feb. 4

Coordinated by UICC, World Cancer Day is embracing the tagline ‘We can. I can.’ and explores how everyone—as a collective or as individuals—can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. Just as cancer affects everyone …

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Focus groups

Ocala Star Banner

Black women in Marion County who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last five years are invited to participate in a focus group and share their experiences about being pregnant and the care they …

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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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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