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Surveys Address Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

WellFlorida Council has been contracted by Lutheran Services Florida Health Systems to conduct surveys that address mental health and substance abuse services in a 23 county area. Surveys are targeted to community leaders, healthcare providers, adults who have a mental illness or …

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Local Businesses Help End HIV Through Business Responds to AIDS

Local businesses are invited to participate in Business Responds to AIDS, a partnership between WellFlorida Council and businesses interested in ending HIV/AIDS. Businesses participating in the program provide prevention messages and materials to customers, employees and neighborhoods, and can …

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Certificate of Need Update

The Certificate of Need (CON) program has been eliminated for general hospitals as of July 1. CON, which has been in effect in Florida since the 1970’s, is a regulatory process that requires certain healthcare providers to obtain state approval …

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WellFlorida CEO Discusses Rising Cost of Healthcare on IN FOCUS

WellFlorida CEO Jeff Feller was one of three guests on Spectrum News 1 In Focus with Allison Walker Torres. The topic, rising cost of healthcare, explored issues surrounding Medicare, affordable prescription drugs and the burden of healthcare costs on families …

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DSME Mini-Grant Awards

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Mini-Grant Funding Awards (FY 2018-2019):

University of Florida Board of Trustees

FDOH in Putnam

Heart of Florida Health Center

Dynamic Therapy and Wellness Services, Inc.

Accent Physician Specialists – Endocrinology Department

Diabetes Self-Management Education
People with …

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CHNAs Hold Key to Improving Community Health

By Haley Fretes, Public Relations Intern at WellFlorida Council

Community Health Needs Assessments (or CHNAs) are essential tools for those tasked with developing a health improvement plan for the community. A well-crafted CHNA provides a community with a snapshot of …

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What is PrEP?

By Haley Fretes, Public Relations Intern at WellFlorida Council

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy where people at extremely high risk for HIV take daily HIV medications to lower their chances of getting infected from sex or …

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Central Florida Health Survey

Central Florida Health and WellFlorida Council are conducting surveys and focus groups in Lake, Sumter and Marion counties to gauge the health and health needs in the region. Results, along with research and health related data, will be made available …

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2018 County Health Profiles Now Available

WellFlorida Council recently released the 2018 health data for each county in North Central Florida and the collective region. A PDF version of the profiles along with additional health information is now available on the website.

WellFlorida Council provides annual …

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New Website for HIV Care Programs

WellFlorida Council is excited to announce the new website launch for HIV Care Programs, an optimal resource built to educate the public about healthcare and support services for people living with HIV in North Central Florida, HIV prevention and …

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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.

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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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