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Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Mini-Grant Funding Opportunity 2020

WellFlorida Council is pleased to announce the availability of mini-grant funding to expand access to DSME programs in North Central Florida.

People with diabetes who complete a diabetes self-management education (DSME) class are better able to manage their disease and …

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HIP to Participate in Ocala and Gainesville Pride Events

WellFlorida Council’s High Impact Prevention (HIP) project will be tabling again this year at the Ocala Pride event on Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park. HIP will also be tabling at the Gainesville Pride event …

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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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