WellFlorida News

County health profiles provide snapshot of region’s health status

WellFlorida News Release

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  (July 8, 2014) — Health data for each county in North Central Florida and the collective region has recently been published on WellFlorida Council’s website (

WellFlorida, the region’s health planning council, provides annual county …

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WellFlorida appoints new COO

WellFlorida News Release

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (April 15, 2014)— Julie Moderie has been promoted to chief operations officer of WellFlorida Council, Inc., a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) located in Gainesville. WellFlorida is the state designated local health planning council for North Central …

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Lauren Vagelakos: Options remain to get health coverage

Special to the Gainesville Sun

For most Americans, open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace ended on March 31. However, there are some special cases that allow consumers to finish their insurance application in the marketplace if they were not …

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Do you qualify for the healthcare enrollment extension?

GTN News

There’s still a lot of confusion about the healthcare enrollment deadline. The Obama Administration announced a deadline extension, but was it extended for you?

GTN’s Hailey Holloway has what you need to know to avoid a fine from …

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Summit aims at snuffing out teen interest in e-cigs

Gainesville Sun
By Kristine Crane

Google e-cigarettes and celebrities and you’ll see glam shots that seem to glorify smoking the “harmless” new type of cigarette.
The problem is, electronic cigarettes aren’t harmless, experts told an audience Tuesday of about 60 …

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It may not be too late to enroll


Enrollment in health insurance plans is continuing, and navigators in Florida are still working to help people pick plans.

Jodi Ray, who directs the USF grant program that contracts with navigator groups, said …

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Transforming veterans’ care in rural practices using health IT

White House Rural Council Blog
Posted by Leila Samy and Gina Capra

A 65-year-old veteran living in a rural community presents at his local Critical Access Hospital (CAH) with symptoms of pneumonia. After evaluating the patient, the physician discharges him …

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Health care enrollment reaches 6 million nationwide as deadline looms

Cyanne Dunn

People signing up for health care under the Affordable Care Act through the open enrollment period must do so before midnight tomorrow.
So far six million people have already signed up, according to Reuters. This is …

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ObamaCare deadline March 31st, extension for some


GAINESVILLE - The deadline to sign up for ObamaCare is around the corner. More than six million people have already signed up while that’s short of the goal the Obama administration initially laid out. There is an extension …

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Your health care guide as enrollment deadline looms

Gainesville Sun
By Kristine Crane

“Navigators are adding extra hours this weekend,” said Lauren Vagelakos, an associate planner at WellFlorida Council and the coordinator of navigators in North Central Florida.

“We’re doing our best to work around the clock and …

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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
Tel: (352) 313-6500
Fax: (352) 313-6515