Archive for the ‘Rural Health’ Category

Help identify Citrus County’s health needs

The Citrus County Chronicle

People don’t usually miss a chance to voice their opinions, but that’s exactly what’s happening with a community-wide survey this month. Sponsors of the Citrus County Community Health Needs Assessment survey said that far fewer responses …

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Nathan Crabbe: Collaborate to help our county’s children

Gainesville Sun

Given the educational institutions we have in our community, Alachua County should perform better than around the middle of the pack when it comes to taking care of children.

Yet Alachua County ranked 31st out of 67 Florida …

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Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center surveys and focus groups

WellFlorida News Release

Residents in the service area of Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center are invited to share their views about healthcare and the health of their communities. WellFlorida Council is conducting focus groups and surveys for Shands Lake …

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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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Cancer support group

Gainesville Sun
Are you or someone you care about in need of a cancer support group, transportation for medical treatments or financial assistance with prescription drugs?

Locate resources for these needs and more on the website www.CancerResourceGuideNCF.org. The Cancer …

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Website lists local resources for cancer patients and caregivers

Sumter Shopper

Are you or someone you care about in need of a cancer support group, transportation for medical treatments or financial assistance with prescription drugs? Locate resources for these needs and more on the website www.CancerResourceGuideNCF.org. The Cancer Resource …

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Hernando County residents encouraged to take survey

WellFlorida News Release

Adults, age 18 and older, and adults with family members, who have a mental health illness and/or drug or alcohol problem are encouraged to take a brief online survey. Survey results will be used to improve behavioral …

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23rd Annual Rural Health Educational Summit

The 23rd Annual Rural Health Educational Summit, hosted by Florida Rural Health Association (FRHA), will be held from Feb. 28 to March 1 at the University of North Florida Adam W. Herbert University Center in Jacksonville, Florida. The Summit …

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Cancer deadlier in Columbia

Lake City Reporter
By Carl McKinney 

Cancer diagnoses are deadlier in Columbia County than most of North Central Florida, a region already facing the highest cancer mortality rate in the state.

The county sees fewer diagnoses than the rest of …

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Cancer mortality in North Central Florida: Columbia/Hamilton County Health Department administrator comments

Columbia County Observer
By Mark Lander

After reading Highest Cancer Mortality Death Rates in Florida? New Report Finds North Central Florida on Top, I wanted to share a few comments regarding the article from my perspective as the Administrator of …

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