WellFlorida News

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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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 wins two awards for public service advertising campaigns

WellFlorida News Release
WellFlorida Council was honored with the Gold ADDY Award and the Larry Edwards Public Service Award at the 2016 ADDY Awards Gala on Feb. 26 in Gainesville.

Hosted by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the oldest national …

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Participation needed for the Alachua County community health surveys

WellFlorida News Release

WellFlorida Council is conducting surveys to gauge the health of Alachua 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. …

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