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USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs can support recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities through: technical, training, and management assistance; financial assistance; and state and local assistance This resource matrix organizes funding […]

Updated June 9, 2020 Community Initiatives Currently, WellFlorida’s Community Initiatives team is working with the Florida Department of Health in Alachua, Hernando and Pasco counties on various health planning projects and will continue to meet via Zoom, email and conference calls. Organizations interested in partnering with WellFlorida on future projects, such as community health needs assessments, community […]

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) intersectoral action to address social determinants of health (SDOH) continues to emerge as a key approach for improving health equity. In the realm of cancer, complex and multilevel system of influences along with multiple types of determinants can contribute to individual cancer risk and the likelihood of survival […]

By Haley Fretes, Public Relations Intern at WellFlorida Council Community Health Needs Assessments (or CHNAs) are essential tools for those tasked with developing a health improvement plan for the community. A well-crafted CHNA provides a community with a snapshot of “where they are,” which is a crucial first step in determining the vision of “where […]

By Haley Fretes, Public Relations Intern at WellFlorida Council Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy where people at extremely high risk for HIV take daily HIV medications to lower their chances of getting infected from sex or injection drug use. (CDC, 2018). In July 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration approved […]

WellFlorida Council recently released the 2018 health data for each county in North Central Florida and the collective region. A PDF version of the profiles along with additional health information is now available on the website. WellFlorida Council provides annual county health profiles to help residents and community leaders get an accurate overview of the […]

WellFlorida Council is excited to announce the new website launch for HIV Care Programs, an optimal resource built to educate the public about healthcare and support services for people living with HIV in North Central Florida, HIV prevention and how to stay healthy. The website is the product of a partnership among WellFlorida Council, Ryan […]

Jamie Watcher, Suwannee Democrat LIVE OAK — Nervous about riding without training wheels, Ashlynn McLeod knew what she didn’t enjoy about Wednesday morning’s bike safety rodeo. “Falling down,” the 6-year-old McLeod said. But McLeod, talkative throughout the safety training she received from Morris Sherman, with the Well Florida Council, was suddenly shy following the event at […]

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