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Alachua County health infographics, by the number

Infographic created by Business Report, North Central Florida based on information from the “County Health Rankings & Roadmaps” program, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and WellFlorida Council, Inc. Read

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Community Health Improvement Plans

WellFlorida is conducting Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) for Bradford, Columbia, Hamilton, Hernando and Union Counties, which will be released at the end of June 2014.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public Health Accreditation Board …

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High Impact Prevention (HIP)

WellFlorida is reaching its goals for the High Impact Prevention (HIP) project. HIP aims to decrease the spread of HIV and link HIV-infected individuals to services. The program, which is funded by the Florida Department of Health, began in January …

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Marketing tobacco to youth

Perhaps the most frightening aspects of Big Tobacco, besides the well-documented effects of nicotine addiction, are its emerging tobacco products. At the 6th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit, Barry Hummel, Jr., MD, presented tobacco marketing tactics and product lines that are …

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MyHealthStory, the community-level Health Information Exchange supported by WellFlorida, helps healthcare professionals engage patients and satisfy Meaningful Use Stage 2 secure messaging and patient engagement measures. All across the nation, the federal government will be requiring that healthcare professionals have …

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Tobacco and wound healing

Cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes are all diseases with known links to smoking cigarettes. Smoking can also greatly inhibit the surgical treatment of these conditions, as discussed by Matthew S. Ellis, MD, at the 6th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit on …

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Uncovering e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes have been marketed for less than a decade, first prevalent in Japan in 2004 and later exported to the U.S. and Europe. Due to the product’s novelty, little information on its components, usage and effects are readily available from …

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Addiction is a brain disease

The effects of tobacco addiction are inherently different on the adolescent brain as compared to adults. This was the focus of the presentation by Daniel Logan, MD, at the 6th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit on “Addiction: Tobacco & E-Cigarettes.” Logan, …

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Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union.

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