Do You Have Patients or Clients Living with HIV?

WellFlorida High Impact Prevention (HIP) can help them Link to Care and Stay on Treatment. HIP will provide the following services for your patients and clients:

  • One-on-one meetings to discuss their HIV treatment plan and help them to better understand their medications 
  • Regular reminders to take their medications and help with scheduling and keeping medical appointments
  • Connect them to other resources like housing, food stamps and transportation 
  • Streamline access to the healthcare system and Ryan White

Help your clients and patients live a healthier life and prevent the spread of HIV. Refer them to HIP's Link to Care and Stay on Treatment program. It’s easy to make referrals. Visit the HIP website, email Valeria Crawford or call 352-313-6500 ext. 8043.

The Annual Rural Health Educational Summit

Join the Florida Rural Health Association at the Annual Rural Health Educational Summit in Kissimmee from April 15 to 17. Topics will include the oral health access crisis in Florida and an analysis of rural health work in the Southeast. A pre-summit workshop will cover compliance, coding/billing, reimbursement and more.


April 15: Pre-Summit Workshop—Rural Health Clinic Training

April 16-17: Rural Health Educational Summit



Florida Rural Health Association’s Project ECHO

Using proven adult learning techniques and interactive video technology, the ECHO Model connects groups of community providers with specialists in real-time collaborative sessions. The sessions, designed around case-based learning and mentorship, help local workers gain the expertise required to provide needed services. 

Project ECHO UF Pediatric Pulmonary Center Series—The second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 12:15 to 1 p.m.

Project ECHO Health Literacy Series—Weekly on Wednesdays from 12 to 1 p.m.


Public Health Law Practitioners Convening 

This year’s theme, Empowering Public Health through Law and Policy, will provide an opportunity for public health attorneys, policy professionals, leaders, public health practitioners, and students to join forces to regain a sense of self and safety and gain insights, strategies, tactics and tools to utilize in their own jurisdiction. The goal is to provide a comprehensive approach to public health, providing participants with the legal and policy tools necessary to foster the wellbeing of their communities.

April 30–May 2, 2024

New Orleans, LA


National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Conference

Join NRHA and hundreds of rural health leaders from across the country down in the bayou to help raise the standard for rural health with over 80 innovative, practical, and cost-saving sessions and much more. The NRHA Conference and associated events are May 6–10 in New Orleans.

NRHA Conference, May 6–10

Health Equity Conference, May 6–7

Annual Rural Health Conference, May 7–10

Rural Hospital Innovation Summit, May 7–10



Florida Budget Proposals in Brief

Florida Policy Institute recently published a seven-part blog series that highlights some of the key components of the House and Senate budget proposals—where they align, how they differ, and what it means for Floridians, communities and the state economy.  

How Portugal Eased its Opioid Epidemic, While U.S. Drug Deaths Skyrocketed

Over the last 20 years, Portugal cut drug deaths by 80% and reduced the number of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis cases in half. During that same period, U.S. drug deaths exploded by more than 500%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn how Portugal’s addiction response focuses on healthcare, treatment and an integrated network of services.

The Impact of Gun Violence on Children and Adolescents

In a new brief, KFF examines data showing that firearms now kill more children and adolescents than any other cause, surpassing motor vehicle crashes, and that Black youth have been disproportionately affected. As a result of worsening trends in firearm deaths, in 2022, Black youth accounted for 48% of all youth firearm deaths in 2022, although they made up only 14% of the U.S. youth population. 

What the Data Show: Abortions Later in Pregnancy

Following recent news about former President Trump’s potential support for a national 16-week abortion ban, KFF examines the data about how often abortions later in pregnancy occur, exploring the potential reasons why, and detailing the various laws that regulate access to abortions later in pregnancy.


Getting Further Faster

Getting Further Faster offers a variety of resources and tools for partnerships and coalitions to support planning and implementation of strategies that address social drivers of health, health equity and chronic disease.

The Getting Further Faster initiative is a partnership among CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), and community-led partnerships across the country.


Gun Violence Prevention

NACCHO's Injury & Violence Prevention (IVP) program has created a compilation of existing resources to help local health departments prevent various types of fatal and non-fatal firearm injuries, including interpersonal violence, community violence and suicide.


Explore and Learn: Women's Health in Your State

KFF's interactive dashboard has been updated with national and state data on women’s health, as well as information about state-level policies that affect women’s health, such as abortion and contraceptive coverage policies. Many of the indicators also provide national and state-level information for women of different racial and ethnic groups.

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