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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This webinar provides information for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and providers on how to best navigate cancer treatment and survivorship during the coronavirus pandemic. Hosted by  Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (CCRAB)North Central Florida Cancer Control CollaborativeUF Health Cancer Center JOIN THE WEBINAR When: Friday, April 3, 2020 from 2 to 3 pm EDT […]

On March 19 and March 26, the NC Radon Program is offering two free webinars that focus on reducing the risk of radon gas exposure in Florida homes, workplaces and other buildings. The webinars are being promoted by WellFlorida’s North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative and is relevant to the 2020-2025 Florida Cancer Plan, Goal […] 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 […]

WCJB TV 20 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 itself was to spend a couple hours going through what the life of somebody who […]

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 Simulation (CAPS) was designed to help people better understand the realities of poverty. Participants included […]

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