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The following organizations were selected for the DSME Mini Grant Funding for 2020: ·         Dynamic Therapy and Wellness Services, Inc. ·         Heart of Florida Health Center ·         Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc. ·         Living Smart Diabetes Self-Management Program ·         PanCare of Florida, Inc. ·         Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf ________________________________________________________ WellFlorida Council is pleased […]

Local businesses are invited to participate in Business Responds to AIDS, a partnership between WellFlorida Council and businesses interested in ending HIV/AIDS. Businesses participating in the program provide prevention messages and materials to customers, employees and neighborhoods, and can also serve as a free HIV testing site. Business Responds to AIDS is a component of […]

The Certificate of Need (CON) program has been eliminated for general hospitals as of July 1. CON, which has been in effect in Florida since the 1970’s, is a regulatory process that requires certain healthcare providers to obtain state approval before offering certain new or expanded services. WellFlorida provides services for the Florida CON program, […]

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 […]

WellFlorida News Release Central Florida Health and WellFlorida Council have recently released reports that assess the health of Lake, Sumter and Marion counties. The reports provide data on the health of the region and identify priority issues for improvement. Two assessments, along with the 2019 Central Florida Health Community Health Assessment Technical Appendix, are available […]

The Gainesville Iguana The High Impact Prevention (HIP) project by WellFlorida Council aims to decrease the spread of HIV and link HIV-infected individuals to prevention and care services in Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Lake, Marion and Putnam counties. The program is currently offering free HIV testing, condoms and educational materials at local events and participating businesses.  […]

The Florida Department of Health and WellFlorida Council have recently released Community Health Assessments for Columbia and Hamilton counties. The assessments for each county, which are accompanied by the 2019 Columbia and Hamilton County Community Health Assessment Technical Appendix, provide data on the health of the region and identify priority issues for improvement. The reports […]

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Mini-Grant Funding Awards (FY 2018-2019): University of Florida Board of Trustees FDOH in Putnam Heart of Florida Health Center Dynamic Therapy and Wellness Services, Inc. Accent Physician Specialists – Endocrinology Department Diabetes Self-Management EducationPeople with diabetes who complete a diabetes self-management education (DSME) class are better able to manage their disease […]

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