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Ocala-News.com 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 Healthy Start of North Central Florida Coalition and WellFlorida Council. It is being brought to […]

Gainesville Sun Editorial Alachua County voters have plenty to be proud about after Tuesday’s election, despite some state results that didn’t go the way many here had hoped. Two county measures benefiting children passed Tuesday with strong support from voters. A half-cent sales tax increase to pay for repairs and improvements to public school facilities […]

Gainesville Sun By Dorothy Thomas and Dorothy Benson In the Nov. 6 election, Alachua County voters have the opportunity to create the Children’s Trust of Alachua County, which will solely focus on the health, well-being and success of our children. The Children’s Trust has earned the endorsements of 34 local organizations, including The Sun, as […]

Ocala Star Banner WellFlorida, a health planning council and consultants for health causes, is an affiliate partner of two Healthy Start coalitions, which have a goal to reduce infant mortality, improve birth outcomes and promote healthy child development. The WellFlorida Council was selected as a winner in the 25th National Health Information Awards. Marketing materials […]

Home Magazine Gainesville By Dorothy Benson, Dorothy Thomas and Lita Tholen There were more than 10,000 children born in Alachua County in the last five years. What services have they received? Have they had regular health checks? Are they ready for kindergarten? What about the older children? Are they reading on grade level? Do they […]

WellFlorida News Release The Alachua County Children Services Advisory Board hosted a kick-off for the NewboRN Home Visiting program on Sat., March 17, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Alachua County School Board District Office. Speakers at the event included Alachua County Commissioner Lee Pinkoson and Alachua County Advisory Chair Thomas Logan. The […]

WCJB GAINESVILLE, Fla.  In May 2017 the board of county commissioners in Alachua county formed the Alachua County Children’s Services Advisory Board to make sure all children would be ready to enter kindergarten. Today, they debuted their new program. The “Newborn Nurse Home Visit Program”* will send out registered nurses and certified nurse midwifes on […]

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