Archive for the ‘Maternal & Infant Health’ Category

County puts Children’s Trust on Nov. 6 ballot

Gainesville Sun

The initiative could raise $7 million its first year in property taxes.

The creation of a children’s services organization will be on the November ballot this year.
The Alachua County Commission voted at its public hearing meeting Tuesday …

Read more

Editorial: The year of the child

Gainesville Sun

Some have already declared it be the “year of the child” in Alachua County, but a lot of work remains to make that happen.

Alachua County Public Schools must keep making improvements despite a lack of adequate state …

Read more

Families with tiniest members soon to get home visits

Gainesville Sun

Families with newborns soon will get help with making sure their little ones have the best chance for early childhood success.

Thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Alachua County Commission, Healthy Start of North Central Florida in …

Read more

Editorial: Don’t cut funding for Healthy Start

Ocala Star Banner

The state Senate, the upper chamber of Legislature, has proposed lowering funds for an invaluable state-local program — Florida Healthy Start.


The Florida House of Representatives, which has called for maintaining Healthy Start funding, should stay …

Read more

Tower Road, babies, fairgrounds on county’s 2018 agenda

Gainesville Sun

Making Tower Road less bumpy could be key to making 2018 a smooth year for motorists who travel the road that’s been long slated for improvement.

Commission Chairman Lee Pinkoson, who has said after four terms on the …

Read more

Get ready, get set, go! Babies compete in benefit Diaper Derby

Gainesville Sun
By Christopher Baldwin

Held Sunday at Sun Country Sports in Jonesville, the derby benefits the Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition’s All Bottoms Covered Diaper Bank program.

He came. He crawled. He conquered.

One-year-old Foster, in a series …

Read more

Board working to launch baby visit program

Gainesville Sun
By Cleveland Tinker

Checking on newborns and mothers during the first week of a child’s life will be the top priority of a program developed by the Alachua County Children’s Services Advisory Board.

Starting its second year of …

Read more

March of Dimes awards grant to Healthy Start of North Central Florida


March of Dimes
Healthy Start of North Central Florida

March of Dimes, whose mission is to improve the health …

Read more

Oh, Baby! Gainesville Sun

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals but home-visiting programs may be the next best thing

New parents have too much to do, and not enough time to do it all. They are learning what is best for baby and their …

Read more

Editorial: An investment in early childhood

Gainesville Sun
By Nathan Crabbe

Alachua County will soon see the benefits of making a greater investment in children long before they get to kindergarten — in fact, starting before they’re even born.

Last year, the County Commission created the …

Read more

Proudly Serving

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.

Contact Us

WellFlorida Council
1785 NW 80th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32606
P: 352-313-6500
F: 352-313-6515