WellFlorida News

CommunityHealth IT Joins Florida’s Health Information Exchange

WellFlorida News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) announced that CommunityHealth IT will join the Florida Health Information Exchange (Florida HIE). CommunityHealth IT is the most recent addition to the Florida HIE program’s Patient …

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Team Florida

Explore Magazine
By Joseph Kays

David Nelson is a team player.

“I’ve always enjoyed team sports,” Nelson says, “Growing up, I hated cross country, I hated swimming. I played basketball and volleyball and focused most on soccer.”

He played soccer …

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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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Alachua County to create a Children Services Advisory Board

April Warren
Gainesville Sun

From 2015 to 2016, Alachua County saw an increase in low weight births from 8.8 percent to 9 percent, according to the 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute County Health …

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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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Help us take a snapshot of our community’s health

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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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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Lauren Vagelakos: Let your voice be heard for health survey

Special to the Gainesville Sun

What are the characteristics of a healthy community? Your answer to this question may depend on how you feel about your own personal health, such as how often you eat healthy foods or exercise.
To …

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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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