Florida Data on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Available

Mental health and substance use disorders are key public health issues and have received increased national attention in recent years. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing share of people report poor mental health and deaths due to drug overdose have reached record highs. Alongside these worsening issues, challenges with accessing mental health and substance use services have persisted. Poor mental health and barriers to care can vary geographically and by population characteristics. The KFF website highlights relevant findings on the mental health landscape, including state-level data and analyses at the demographic level.


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Marion County Community Health Needs Assessment and Technical Appendix



Florida Resuscitation Academy

Florida Resuscitation Academy offers training to help organizations improve survivability of patients suffering from cardia arrest focusing on a team based approach to care.


The course includes:

High-Performance CPR (HP-CPR)

Telecommunicator CPR (T-CPR)

Post-Resuscitation Care

Quality Improvement and Post-Event Review

Data Collection and the CARES Registry


Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate, Orlando, FL 

Sponsored by Suwannee River AHEC and Rural Health Partnership.


Florida Telehealth Forum

Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center and CommHIT are hosting this year’s Florida Telehealth Forum at the Kennedy Space Center’s Astronaut Memorial Conference Center. Full-day admission ($75) to the Forum includes a free ticket to the Space Center Visitor Complex, including exhibits and displays, historic spacecraft and memorabilia, shows, two IMAX theaters, and a range of bus tours of the spaceport. The Forum will conclude at 3:00 p.m., allowing time to enjoy the Visitor Complex.

Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Astronauts Memorial Foundation, Kennedy Space Center, FL


EMS World Expo

For more than 30 years, EMS World Expo has been the leading education event for emergency medical healthcare professionals. This is where the leading medical experts from across the world come together to share their innovative research, demonstrate cutting-edge procedures, and drive the field of paramedicine and the delivery of emergency medical services forward.

October 10-14, 2022

Orlando, FL


WEBINAR: NACCHO & CDC Food Safety Sharing Session: Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations 

A Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation (MHKO) is a type of food facility that is operated by the resident of a private home. Food can be stored, prepared, and served to customers at the MHKO, similar to a restaurant. Although a newer type of food facility, MHKOs have started to take shape in many jurisdictions across the country. This webinar will focus on the various laws nationwide that permit MHKOs, and similar cottage food operations, and discuss the challenges MHKOs pose for local retail food regulatory programs.

Nov. 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. 


AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference — SAVE THE DATE

The 2023 AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, February 19-22, in San Antonio, brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system. We’ll examine the most significant operational, financial and environmental challenges and present innovative approaches that will enable you to transform your organization’s care delivery model and business practices.

February 19-22, 2023

San Antonio, TX 


Baby Showers

Each Fall, Healthy Start of North Central Florida and Central Healthy Start Coalitions partner with other community agencies to host Baby Showers for pregnant women and caregivers with infants up to one year old. Fathers are also encouraged to attend. The Baby Showers feature educational exhibits, health and safety information, giveaways, games and prizes. Upcoming baby showers in the region include:

Tri-Co. (Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy) Baby Shower Sat., Sept. 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Chiefland

North Lake County World’s Greatest Baby Shower Thurs., Sept. 22 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Lake Square Mall, 10401 Hwy. 441, Leesburg

South Lake County World’s Greatest Baby Shower Thurs., Oct. 7 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Wesley Center, 715 West Juniata Street, Clermont

Columbia/Hamilton Baby Shower Shower Sat., Oct. 15 from 1:00 to 3: p.m. at Richardson Community Center, 255 NE Coach Anders Lane, Lake City, Florida 32055

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