County health profiles provide snapshot of region’s health status
WellFlorida News Release
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (July 8, 2014) — Health data for each county in North Central Florida and the collective region has recently been published on WellFlorida Council’s website (www.wellflorida.org).
WellFlorida, the region’s health planning council, provides annual county health profiles to help residents and community leaders get a snapshot of the health status of each county and how it compares to the state.
The data represents the health status of over 1.6 million residents across 16 counties: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union. The profiles include data for a range of categories including access to healthcare, lifestyle, socioeconomics, and maternal and infant health.
WellFlorida’s CEO, Jeff Feller, said, “We hope the profiles are used as a starting point —leading to more research, public awareness activities and new programs and strategies to improve the overall health in our region.”
To access the county health profiles, visit www.wellflorida.org and select “Get Data Now.” A PDF version is also available on the website to print and distribute.
WellFlorida Council Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1969 and located in Gainesville. WellFlorida specializes in health consultancy for clients and projects throughout the state.