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Citrus County invited to share views on health

WellFlorida News Release

Citrus County community members and healthcare providers are invited to share their views on health and healthcare by participating in a focus group and/or taking a survey. WellFlorida Council is conducting the research in May and June …

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Turn trend around: County slides in health survey

Citrus County Chronicle

THE ISSUE: Citrus County scores slump in health surveys.
OUR OPINION: The fix begins with “we.”

Here’s the bad news:  Citrus County’s score on a nationally respected health survey continues to slide. Among Florida’s 67 counties, our …

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NewboRN Home Visiting program available to Alachua County women

The Alachua County Children Services Advisory Board hosted a kick-off for the NewboRN Home Visiting program on Sat., March 17, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Alachua County School Board District Office. Speakers at the event included Alachua …

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Program launches offering free home nurse visits for new moms


GAINESVILLE, Fla.  In May 2017 the board of county commissioners in Alachua county formed the Alachua County Children’s Services Advisory Board to make sure all children would be ready to enter kindergarten.
Today, they debuted their new program.
The …

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State should fully fund Healthy Start

Citrus County Chronicle

THE ISSUE: Healthy Start program in danger of a major funding cut.

OUR OPINION: Legislators need to fully fund this program, for the health of babies and whole communities.

Florida has been in the crosshairs …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Brad Rogers: Resolutions and statistics

Ocala Star Banner

Turns out, I have a gym membership. Oh, it’s not like I was completely clueless. I just chose to ignore it … since, oh, about 2012. I have good excuses (note the plural). I’m really busy. The …

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