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Sickle cell disease finally getting the attention it has needed for many years with passage of HB 1481 in Florida

| Aug 4, 2023 | Florida

Lawmakers recently passed legislation that will help Floridians suffering from sickle cell disease get the treatments and medications they need, but often have trouble receiving.     House Bill 1481 requires certain healthcare providers to notify primary care physicians who care for newborns and infants of sickle cell screening results....[ Read More ]

Q&A: National diabetes advocate Veronica De La Garza discusses legislation that provides Floridians Medicaid coverage for continuous glucose monitors

| Jul 25, 2023 | Florida

The Florida Legislature passed a bill during this year’s session that will help diabetics in the state by providing greater access to continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). House Bill 967 requires the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to provide coverage for continuous glucose monitors for Medicaid patients who have been...[ Read More ]

Florida’s decriminalization of fentanyl test strips will give community-based organizations more ability to help reduce opioid overdoses

| Jul 21, 2023 | Florida

Florida lawmakers decriminalized fentanyl test strips during this year’s legislative session, which should help the state reduce opioid overdoses.     Sen. Tina Polsky’s (D-Boca Raton) Senate Bill 164 passed both chambers of the legislature unanimously, and was recently signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis. It legalizes fentanyl test...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Marco Torres, Neu-Self

, | Jul 17, 2023 | Florida

We spoke with Marco Torres, the founder and CEO of the California-based nonprofit Neu-Self, at the 2023 Florida State of Reform Conference earlier this year about his work to advance mental healthcare for underserved individuals. He hopes to engage with health organizations in Florida and learn from some of the...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Leah Basaria, Valencia College

, | Jul 17, 2023 | Florida

Leah Basaria, a CARE Coach at Valencia College, sat down with us at the recent 2023 Florida State of Reform Conference to talk about her priorities for health policy in the state. In her role, she connects students in need of social services to the appropriate resources in the community....[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Alex Yarijanian, CareNodes

, | Jul 17, 2023 | Florida

We had the opportunity to catch up with Alex Yarijanian, CEO of CareNodes, at the 2023 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference earlier this year. One of Yarijanian's top priority areas is maternal health, saying CareNodes is partnering with health plans to offer cost-effective Medicaid benefits that aim to...[ Read More ]