A Jacksonville farmer and entrepreneur who is turning brownfields in food-desert communities into farms where produce is grown and sold in street-side markets earned first place and a $20K grand prize in the GuideWell Block by Block Food Insecurity Challenge, a statewide competition focused on addressing food insecurity in Florida. Foodery Farms CEO Angela TenBroeck is a fourth-generation farmer who is passionate about addressing food insecurity, an issue impacting 2.8 million people in Florida alone. TenBroeck says her street-side markets are strategically designed and built in neighborhoods...

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Twelve Florida organizations dedicated to fighting food insecurity will face off in the GuideWell Block by Block Food Insecurity Challenge state finals on Wed., Oct. 16 at the GuideWell Innovation Center in Lake Nona for an opportunity to win a grand prize of $20,000 in funding to further their efforts to address food insecurity in their respective community. The 12 finalists were selected after pitching their solutions to a panel of judges at one of four regional pitch events held throughout the state in mid-September. GuideWell issued the statewide challenge to entrepreneurs, nonprofits,...

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GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, is pleased to announce it has received a top honor from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as a recipient of the NACD NXTTM award, which recognizes exemplary board leadership practices that promote greater diversity and inclusion. “Receiving this top honor reaffirms our dedication to diversity, which not only reflects our desire to create and maintain an inclusive environment for team members, but is also seen throughout our...

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West Florida Regional Winners

From teaching people to grow microgreens in their homes to empowering residents at a homeless shelter to grow their own healthy produce to creating a virtual food drive, three organizations' innovative ideas aimed at fighting hunger in West Florida were recognized as regional finalists in GuideWell's Block by Block Florida Food Insecurity Challenge. On Sept. 11, 15 regional finalists from across Tampa Bay pitched their innovative ideas to fight hunger in their respective communities. The Homeless Empowerment Program, The Well and Feeding Tampa Bay were selected as the thee regional...

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Caring for Caregivers

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, today announced its 2019 Health Innovation Challenge, Caring for Caregivers, focused on addressing critical barriers family caregivers face while caring for adult family members. The Caring for Caregivers Challenge will award up to $400,000 in prize money to as many as four companies or non-profit organizations, or teams of organizations, with sustainable, innovative approaches to reduce or eliminate the complex issues faced by family caregivers every...

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In the fourth and final regional pitch event for the week, GuideWell selected three South Florida organizations to advance to the Block by Block Food Insecurity Challenge state finals where they’ll have the opportunity to compete for a $20,000 state grand prize. Bridge to Hope, Lotus House and Memory Trees were selected from 9 regional finalists across South Florida on Sept. 13 to each receive $2,000 in funding to implement their innovative ideas to address food insecurity. • Bridge to Hope (Miami-Dade County): Hope Hubs is a mobile food pantry that delivers services directly to...

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September 16, 2019 food insecurity
Jacksonville Regional Winners

On Tuesday, September 10, a panel of judges, selected three Northeast Florida organizations to receive seed money to implement their innovative ideas to address food insecurity in our community. Foodery Farms, Urban Folk Farm and ‘Ohana No Ka Oi were selected from 16 regional finalists across North Florida to receive $2,000 in funding. In addition, they will advance to GuideWell’s Block by Block Food Insecurity Challenge finals where they’ll have the opportunity to compete for a $20,000 state grand prize. Funds will be used to reduce or eliminate food insecurity in their...

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September 12, 2019
Central Florida Regional Winners

GuideWell today selected three Central Florida organizations to receive seed money to implement their innovative ideas to address food insecurity in our community. Team Zero, Fleet Farming and ElderPoint Ministries were selected from 10 regional finalists across Central Florida to receive $2,000 in funding. In addition, they will advance to GuideWell’s Block by Block Food Insecurity Challenge finals where they’ll have the opportunity to compete for a $20,000 state grand prize. Funds will be used to reduce or eliminate food insecurity in their respective local communities. The...

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September 9, 2019 food insecurity
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GuideWell is committed to improving health care interoperability that improves health outcomes and increases the focus of value-based care for our members. In fact, as a member of the Da Vinci Project – a private-sector initiative that is leveraging HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) to improve data via data-sharing test cases – earlier this year we hosted a three-day event where industry developers worked to...

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– Event part of HL7’s Da Vinci Project to standardize data-sharing capabilities among payors and providers – JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 29, 2019 – GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell) is hosting the HL7 Da Vinci Project from May 29-31 at its corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla. The collaborative event aims to improve health care interoperability – the way health care data is shared in a universal language among stakeholders, including doctors, hospitals, emergency rooms, members and insurers – to improve health outcomes and increase the focus of value-based care for...

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May 29, 2019

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