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Education and Beyond: Supporting Substance Exposed Newborn Communities Workshop Series

By Hernando Substance Exposed Newborn (SEN) Taskforce

The Hernando and Pasco Substance Exposed Newborn Task Forces are hosting Education & Beyond: Supporting Substance Exposed Newborn Communities Virtual Workshop series, April, 2021.  Opioid and substance misuse in Florida is a serious …

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Alachua County Community Health Assessment 2020 Now Available

WellFlorida News Release

Alachua County’s most current health data and leading health concerns are featured in the recently released Alachua County Community Health Assessment 2020 by WellFlorida Council, the local health planning council of North Central Florida. The purpose of …

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Bradford and Union County residents invited to take survey on community health

WellFlorida News Release

Bradford and Union county community members, including healthcare providers and businesses, are invited to share their views on health and healthcare by taking a 10-15 minute survey at

The Community Health Survey is being conducted …

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Expectant parents encouraged to attend Marion County’s annual baby shower event

There’s good news for families expecting a new child – Marion County’s World’s Greatest Baby Shower is back for the fourth year in a row.

The free, educational event for expectant and new parents is being organized through the …

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Poverty Simulation Workshop Held In Lake City


To help better understand the ones they serve, Columbia County health officials participated in a poverty simulation workshop.

Dozens of residents also attended the workshop, which was held at the Richardson Community Center in Lake City.“The event …

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WellFlorida Council Wins 2019 National Health Information Award

The Business Report

WellFlorida Council was selected as a winner in the 26th annual National Health Information Awards. This program recognizes the best consumer health information programs and materials.

The HIV Care Programs website ( and brochure received …

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Poverty Simulation Workshop aims to help participants understand poverty and initiate change

WellFlorida News Release

About 80 people experienced the virtual realities of poverty in a unique poverty simulation conducted today by the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative and the Florida Department of Health in Colombia County.

The Community Action Poverty …

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Community Health Needs Assessments for Central Florida Health Service Area Now Available

WellFlorida News Release

Central Florida Health and WellFlorida Council have recently released reports that assess the health of Lake, Sumter and Marion counties. The reports provide data on the health of the region and identify priority issues for improvement. Two …

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Local groups fight HIV stigma, look to encourage more testing

By David Jones

Fighting stigmatization that has lasted for years in the discussion of HIV/AIDS was the topic of a training held Monday evening at the Bartley Temple United Methodist Church in Gainesville.

Mardrequs Harris from the …

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Group aims to reduce the spread of HIV locally

The Gainesville Iguana

The High Impact Prevention (HIP) project by WellFlorida Council aims to decrease the spread of HIV and link HIV-infected individuals to prevention and care services in Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Lake, Marion and Putnam counties. The program is …

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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.

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