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Jan 901, 2018

Cervical Health Month 2018

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is the most prevalent HPV-associated cancer among women in the United States. HPV, or the Human Papillomavirus, Cervical cancer is preventable. The best way to prevent cervical cancer is with an HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine is recommended [...]

Dec 112, 2017

World AIDS Day: How Partnerships Increase Impact

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December 1st is World AIDS Day. The theme this year is Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships. SRAHEC has a wonderful partnership with WellFlorida Council, which provides quality HIV care and services to North Central Florida. WellFlorida has specific outreach efforts for those diagnosed with [...]

Nov 2311, 2017

Do You Know Your Family Health History?

By |November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Education, Health Insurance Navigation, Tobacco Cessation|Comments Off on Do You Know Your Family Health History?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and National Family Health History Day. Since Thanksgiving is a time when families gather, the Surgeon General encourages us to talk about any health issues that are common within your family.   Why do I need to know my family health history? Knowing [...]

Nov 1411, 2017

Women and Diabetes: Our Right to a Healthy Future

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November 14 is World Diabetes Day! Around 30.3 million people in the US have been diagnosed with diabetes, and this number continues to increase. This year’s theme is Women and Diabetes: Our Right to a Healthy Future. Since the creation of World Diabetes Day in 1991, [...]

Nov 711, 2017

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: What You Should Know

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|Comments Off on Lung Cancer Awareness Month: What You Should Know

While lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women, it is by far the leading cause of cancer death. Each year, more people die of lung cancer (29% of all cancer deaths) than of colon (8.4%), breast (6.8%), and prostate (4.4%) cancers [...]

Nov 111, 2017

Open Enrollment: #GetCovered!

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Education, Health Insurance Navigation|Comments Off on Open Enrollment: #GetCovered!

This week marks the beginning of a very condensed Open Enrollment. Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions: Do I need coverage through the Marketplace? You will need to choose a plan if you do not have coverage through a job, Medicare, Medicaid, the [...]

Oct 3110, 2017

LGBT History Month: How has Tobacco Advertising Affected Health Disparities?

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: Education, Tobacco Cessation|Comments Off on LGBT History Month: How has Tobacco Advertising Affected Health Disparities?

Trends in the general public are reflecting tobacco companies’ biggest fears: tobacco use is on the decline. However, in the case of one community, smoking is still a common high-risk behavior that youth and young adults engage in. So, who is truly pushing the continued use [...]

Oct 2510, 2017

Respiratory Care Week 2017

By |October 25th, 2017|Categories: Education, Partners, Tobacco Cessation|Comments Off on Respiratory Care Week 2017

October 22-28 is Respiratory Care Week! Here at Suwannee River AHEC, we rely on Respiratory Therapists to help us with Systems Change in hospitals. Systems Change is how we work with healthcare providers to help people quit tobacco. Often, hospitalization is one of the most likely [...]

Oct 1910, 2017

National Health Education Week: Environmental Health

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Today is Day Four of National Health Education Week: Scaling New Heights, and the theme of the day is Environmental Health. Personal decisions and policy are not the only contributing factors to one’s health - climate change and the environment play a huge role.   Did [...]

Oct 1610, 2017

National Health Education Week: Healthy Connections

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Education, Health Insurance Navigation, Tobacco Cessation, Workplace Wellbeing|Comments Off on National Health Education Week: Healthy Connections

National Health Education Week: Healthy Connections This week is the 23rd annual National Health Education Week. The theme for 2017 is Scaling New Heights: Health Educators Know What’s Up with today’s focus being Healthy Connections, our specialty! Here at Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, one [...]

May 105, 2017

County Health Rankings: A Closer Look

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released their 2017 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report. The County Health Rankings measure the health outcomes and health factors of each county to rank them within their state. The report provides an evaluation of the overall health outcomes for [...]

Mar 2203, 2016

Understanding Gender and Sexual Identities: A Healthcare Perspective

By |March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Conferences, Education|1 Comment

Suwannee River Area Health Education Center hosts annual events that highlight topics important to our organization. This first annual education summit on LGBT healthcare experiences aimed to provide information to healthcare providers so that they could create a climate of inclusivity in their offices. On Friday, [...]

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