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The Status of Women in Florida by County: Health & Well-Being

Publication date: 
05/2018

Florida Ranks 35th in the Nation for Women’s Health & Well-Being

New report shows wide disparities by race and ethnicity for chronic health issues such as diabetes and AIDS

A new county-level analysis of the health status of women in Florida, released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in partnership with the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance (FWFA), finds that women in Florida have higher rates of AIDS and diabetes, slightly more days per month of poor mental health, and lower access to health insurance coverage than women in the United States overall. The report recommends policies that could address health disparities for women of color, increase the supply of quality mental healthcare providers, and support those with health issues and their caregivers through paid family and medical leave and paid sick days.

Florida overall received a C- on IWPR’s Health & Well-Being Composite Index—composed of nine health indicators that provide a basis for ranking and grading each state in the nation—but the report finds wide disparities in women’s status by county and by race and ethnicity.

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Lake County Rowing Association Names Its Sleek Racing Shell “Foundation”

Release Date: 
04/23/2018

This past year Lake County Rowing Association (LCRA) received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of South Lake County (CFSLC) which was used to purchase a competitive 8+ racing shell.

On Friday, April 20, LCRA’s Youth Team hosted a ceremony, christening the sleek black racing shell, “Foundation” in honor of its generous sponsor. With champaign bottle in hand, CFSLC Executive Director Michael Herrera officially christened the boat while rowers, staff, city officials, family, and friends looked on with pride.

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New program aims to help senior citizens combat loneliness

Release Date: 
03/21/2018

To begin this new program, the Tallahassee Senior Center received a $221,000 grant from the Florida Blue Foundation. The center will be able to partner with organizations in the community to get senior citizens socially active in the program.

There will be activities such as outreach visits, counseling sessions and support-style chat groups available for senior citizens to receive health and wellness tips and opportunities for them to be able to be involved within the community.

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Winter Park Recognized as Bicycle Friendly Community

Release Date: 
12/10/2017

The League of American Bicyclists (Website) recognized Winter Park as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community. 

The application was carried out through a public-private community partnership between Bike Walk Central Florida, Healthy Central Florida, Winter Park Health Foundation, and the city’s Transportation Advisory Board.

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Athletes With Disabilities Now Have A Place To Play America's Favorite Pastime!

Release Date: 
07/14/2017

Tamiami Park has just unveiled the Miracle League of Miami-Dade’s new specially designed ball field for children with disabilities. The field was made possible by the Miami Marlins and the Marlins Foundation, who have been working alongside the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade to raise $500,000 for the project.

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Maguire Wins Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award

Release Date: 
07/10/2017

The awards keep coming in for Duke University rising senior Leona Maguire as she was tabbed the recipient of the 2017 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award Monday by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). A donation of $5,000 is given from the Curtis & Edith Cummings Munson Foundation to the general scholarship fund of the recipient's institution.

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Marlins, MLB, Ripken Foundation renovate Liberty City ball park

Release Date: 
07/09/2017

Major League Baseball and the Miami Marlins unveiled another 2017 All-Star Legacy project with a dedication ceremony on Saturday, July 8 for the newly-renovated youth baseball field at Charles Hadley Park in Liberty City in Miami-Dade County.

MLB and the Miami Marlins have donated approximately $5 million through MLB Charities and the Marlins Foundation toward several All-Star Legacy and Legacy Plus improvement projects as well as to support national charitable initiatives. A portion of the funds will be raised from Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on Monday, July 10 at Marlins Park.

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