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Opioid and substance misuse in Florida is a serious problem that is being felt by our youngest and most vulnerable citizens — infants. To address the epidemic of Substance Exposed Newborns (SEN), Hernando & Pasco SEN Taskforces invite you to the 2nd Annual Education & Beyond: Supporting Substance Exposed Newborn Communities. This groundbreaking summit is […]

Faye Johnson, President of Florida Association of Healthy Start CoalitionsCathy Timuta, Executive Director of Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself, and once for her child.” Famed actress Sophia Loren made that simple […]

WellFlorida CEO Jeff Feller was one of three guests on Spectrum News 1 In Focus with Allison Walker Torres. The topic, rising cost of healthcare, explored issues surrounding Medicare, affordable prescription drugs and the burden of healthcare costs on families and seniors. Jeff was joined by guests Karen van Caulil, Ph.D., President and CEO of Florida […]

183,000 children in Florida have young parents ages 18 to 24. These young parents need to be able to complete their education and increase their employment skills to ensure they can support their families and promote their children’s healthy development. According to Opening Doors for Young Parents, the latest KIDS COUNT® policy report from the Annie […]

WellFlorida Council was selected as a winner in the 25th anniversary National Health Information AwardsSM. This program recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials. Marketing materials and health information for Heathy Start received a Merit Award for Total Health Information. Jill Dygert, WellFlorida’s Art Director and Communications Manager, is credited with the […]

The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Education Home Visiting program (MIECHV) is now available in Marion County. Services are offered through Kids Central, Inc. and managed by WellFlorida Council. Call 352-547-3730 for more information. MIECHV is a free parenting program with enrollment open to eligible parents and caregivers with infants age 0 to 12 months. […]

Coordinated Intake and Referral (CI&R) is a program supported by the Florida Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative (MIECHV) and provided by Healthy Start of North Central Florida Coalition. CI&R joins families with children ages 5 and under to services in Alachua County that aim to help families succeed. Initiated in 2016, the […]

African American/Black women in Marion County who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last five years are invited to participate in a focus group. Focus group participants will be asked to share their experiences about being pregnant and the care they received during and after their pregnancies. Participants earn $20 for participation. […]

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