Palm Beach's HIV Expanded Care Continuum Model Adopted in State Plan

By: Health Council of Southeast Florida
Date: July 3, 2017

Graduate Internship Program

Date: May 8, 2017
HCSEF is seeking a highly motivated, organized and dedicated graduate student who is looking to gain experience related to public health planning and programs. This internship will provide an opportunity to enrich the didactic portion of the student’s academic pursuits through involvement with HCSEF’s planning efforts. Through this internship, the individual will develop a better understanding of health programs, services and resources, and will gain experience in coalition building and management. Under the supervision of HCSEF, this individual will assist in coalition management projects and be charged with helping formalize the Coalition including: building infrastructure, engaging members, coordinating meetings, events and logistics, and assisting in the implementation of prevention strategies for the statewide coalition focused on reducing chronic diseases and their complications.

Palm Beach Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Plan Released

By: Health Council of Southeast Florida
Date: June 25, 2014
The 2014-2016 Palm Beach County (Area 9) Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Plan is the culmination of insight and perspective of stakeholders in the community. The goal of the Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Plan for Palm Beach County is to have a workable, relevant, appropriate and actionable document that will help guide the expansion and improvement of HIV prevention efforts in the county and thus, the overall health and wellbeing of the community. The Plan identifies and outlines steps to help the county achieve the goals set forth in National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) which are: to reduce HIV incidence, to increase access to care and optimize health outcomes and to reduce HIV-related health disparities.

Project Update: Palm Beach County Community Health Assessment Released

By: Health Council of Southeast Florida
Date: December 27, 2013
A community health needs assessment is a systematic method of identifying unmet health care and human service needs of a population and identifying possible interventions to meet those needs. In 2012, the Palm Beach County Health Department engaged the Health Council of Southeast Florida to facilitate a comprehensive, county-wide health needs assessment for Palm Beach County. The report includes secondary data from national, state and local sources. It also includes primary data that encompasses the community’s perspective.

“The Health Council of Southeast Florida (HCSEF) is thrilled to be the new oversight agency for the PBC Counts web portal. The portal is an extremely valuable asset to the community, and we feel that HCSEF, with our data and planning expertise, knowledge of the community and partnerships with individuals and organizations within the community will be able to further advance and improve this already wonderful resource,” said Dr. Edward Fischman, Chairman of the HCSEF Board.

The Health Council of Southeast Florida (HCSEF), is preparing to launch a new initiative “Patient Navigation: Transforming the Community’s Experience” with funding received from The Quantum Foundation, Inc. The initiative will aim to strengthen and enhance the eligibility system for health and human services, in Palm Beach County, resulting in improved access to care for residents of the County.

Project Update: Indian River County Community Health Assessment Released

By: Health Council of Southeast Florida
Date: July 10, 2012

Project Update: Okeechobee County Community Health Assessment Released

By: Health Council of Southeast Florida
Date: July 1, 2012
The Heath Council of Southeast Florida (HCSEF) along with the Okeechobee County Health Department are pleased to announce the release of the Okeechobee County Community Health Assessment. This assessment is a result of the effort, participation, and contributions of a cross section of health and human service organizations, community leaders and stakeholders that came together around the commitment to improve services for the betterment of the community.

Florida E-Prescribing Report Released

Date: December 3, 2011
The 2010 Florida Electronic Prescribing Report provides a general assessment of the status of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) in Florida in 2010. It presents a review of Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) activities to promote e-prescribing; highlights of state, national, public, and private e-prescribing initiatives; Florida e-prescribing metrics; and action steps to promote adoption of e-prescribing coordinated with other Agency health information technology initiatives. This report is mandated in Section 408.0611, Florida Statutes, which directs the Agency to disseminate information on e-prescribing and promote its adoption.

Kids Still Getting Too Many Antibiotics

By: Crystal Phend, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Source: Med Page Today
Date: October 10, 2011
Half of antibiotics given to children are broad-spectrum drugs, often with inappropriate indications, a national ambulatory care study found Asthma, viral pneumonia, and other respiratory conditions for which antibiotics are not typically indicated accounted for 30% of broad-spectrum antibiotic use, Adam L. Hersh, MD, PhD, of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and colleagues reported.