Archive for the ‘NCFCCC’ Category

Report shows cancer death rates high in North Central Florida compared to state

WellFlorida News Release
North Central Florida has the highest cancer mortality rates in the state, according to the recently released North Central Florida Cancer Report 2016  by WellFlorida Council.

The report, produced for the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative …

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Upcoming event and report focus on cancer in North Central Florida

WellFlorida News Release

The public is invited to attend a “Lunch and Learn” on a cancer-related topic and hear a summary on the status of cancer in North Central Florida on Oct. 19 at Health Street, 2401 SW Archer Road …

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Information on the NFCCC’s upcoming community health worker training

The North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NFCCC) will be holding a training aimed at community health workers (CHW). There will be three training topics covering: how to get certified as a CHW in Florida, motivational interviewing techniques and the …

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WellFlorida Council: Working Together for Healthy Communities

The Fine Print UF

WellFlorida Council is a nonprofit focused on building healthy communities. We are North Central Florida’s local health council and statewide consultants for health causes.

Established in 1969 and based in Gainesville, we are one of the …

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Summit aims at snuffing out teen interest in e-cigs

Gainesville Sun
By Kristine Crane

Google e-cigarettes and celebrities and you’ll see glam shots that seem to glorify smoking the “harmless” new type of cigarette.

The problem is, electronic cigarettes aren’t harmless, experts told an audience Tuesday of about 60 …

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Annual Rural Tobacco Summit to be held in Lake City

WellFlorida News Release

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 11, 2014)—Suwannee River Area Education Center (SRAHEC) will host its 6th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit at Lake Shore Hospital in Lake City on April 1. The free event, “Addiction, Tobacco and E-Cigarettes: A Clinical …

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North Central Florida’s cancer death rate higher compared to state’s

By Elly Ayres

Gainesville resident Hazel Walter, an 89-year-old sister to two and aunt to 10, could not believe how heavy the small lump in her chest felt after her June 21 diagnosis.

Breast cancer.

The benign lump …

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Website addresses need for local cancer resources

The Guardian
By Lauren Pollock, North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative Coordinator for the WellFlorida Council

Throughout the United States, African-Americans endure far worse health outcomes than other ethnicities for problems such as diabetes and heart disease. In the North …

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Rural areas drive region’s high cancer death rates

Gainesville Sun, March 24, 2013
By Kristine Crane

Michael Perry thought he had food poisoning last summer. He doesn’t remember what he’d eaten, but he remembers cramps so bad that in the middle of the night he went to the …

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African Americans in region face higher cancer death rates

Gainesville Sun, March 24, 2013
By Kristine Crane

African-Americans in the 11 counties comprising North Central Florida have higher rates of cancer mortality than other African-Americans throughout the rest of the state, according to the North Central Florida Cancer Control …

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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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