WellFlorida News

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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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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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 …

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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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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 The Cancer …

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Ahead Of World AIDS Day, 26 Get Free HIV Testing At UF

By Randi Ziegler

Tessa Walters received what she considers the bare minimum of sex education in high school.

The vice president of Planned Parenthood Generation Action at UF, a student group, said she did learn about sexually transmitted infections …

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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 …

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Suwannee, Lafayette residents invited to share views on health

Suwannee Democrat, Japer News, Mayo Free Press

LIVE OAK — The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee and Lafayette counties are looking for input from community members.

The DOH — in partnership with WellFlorida Council, the local health planning council …

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