Archive for the ‘Maternal & Infant Health’ Category


Florida’s Young Parents and their Children

183,000 children in Florida have young parents ages 18 to 24. These young parents need to be able to complete their education and increase their employment skills to ensure they can support their families and promote their children’s healthy development.

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WellFlorida Council Wins 2018 National Health Information Award

WellFlorida Council was selected as a winner in the 25th anniversary National Health Information AwardsSM. This program recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials. Marketing materials and health information for Heathy Start received a Merit …

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NewboRN Home Visiting Website Launch

WellFlorida is thrilled to announce the website launch of NewboRN Home Visiting, the newest program being offered to mothers and babies by Healthy Start of North Central Florida.

NewboRN Home Visiting is dedicated to improving the health, safety and future

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Sumter County Focus Groups

On December 14 and 19, Sumter County residents are invited to join a focus group to talk about the health of their communities. Participants will earn $20 for roughly 90 minutes of their time. The focus groups are part of …

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MIECHV Offered in Marion County

The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Education Home Visiting program (MIECHV) is now available in Marion County. Services are offered through Kids Central, Inc. and managed by WellFlorida Council. Call 352-547-3730 for more information.

MIECHV is a free parenting program …

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CI&R Connects Families to Services

Coordinated Intake and Referral (CI&R) is a program supported by the Florida Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative (MIECHV) and provided by Healthy Start of North Central Florida Coalition. CI&R joins families with children ages 5 and under …

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Join a discussion about being Black and pregnant in Marion County

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African American/Black women in Marion County who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last five years are invited to participate in a focus group. Focus group participants will be asked to share their experiences about being pregnant …

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WellFlorida wins awards for public service advertising campaigns

PresentationAWellFlorida Council was recently awarded a Gold ADDY and the Larry Edwards Public Service Award by the Gainesville chapter of the American Advertising Foundation (AAF). The awards are for a public service campaign for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood …

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Pilot for a Coordinated Intake and Referral System in Alachua County

Healthy Start of North Central Florida was recently awarded a 21 month grant from the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions to plan for and pilot a Coordinated Intake and Referral System (CI&R) in Alachua County. More than 10 partners …

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New Healthy Start bulletins available

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Central Healthy Start and Healthy Start of North Central Florida have released the Winter 2016 issue of A Healthy Start. Readers can expect to learn valuable information on topics such as prenatal care, breastfeeding tips for working moms 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.

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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