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“A few steps forward, a few steps back,” Rep. Dotie Joseph reviews the 2021 Florida legislative session

Nicole Pasia | Jun 2, 2021 | Florida

Rep. Dotie Joseph shared updates from Florida's legislative session and looked ahead to the next session at the 2021 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Rep. Joseph, the ranking member of the House Finance and Facilities Subcommittee, spoke on issues ranging from expanding Medicaid and addressing maternal mortality, to...[ Read More ]

The long term effects of the pandemic on Florida’s opioid crisis

Nicole Pasia | Jun 2, 2021 | Florida

Social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic increased feelings of isolation, which contributed in part to the rise of opioid use, behavioral health experts say. In 2020, non-fatal opioid overdoses increased by 40 percent compared to 2019, according to the Florida Dept. of Health.  Gov. DeSantis suspended Florida’s COVID-19 restrictions last month,...[ Read More ]

Catalyzing the move to value based care in Florida

| Jun 1, 2021 | Florida

Florida health care leaders discussed the road ahead for value-based care systems at the 2021 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference.  Different silos, from state hospitals to accountable care organizations to the insurance sector, came together to assess the move to value based care and the work still to...[ Read More ]

Addressing climate change directly benefits community health, according to Florida health experts

Nicole Pasia | May 27, 2021 | Florida

Panelists at the 2021 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference discussed the intersection of climate change and public health -- two issues that affect Floridians independently, but whose joint implications remain underdiscussed. Joining the conversation was Patrick Breysse, director of the National Center for Environmental Health, Dr. J. Glenn...[ Read More ]

New partnership will bring acute care service to Florida cities

Michael Goldberg | May 18, 2021 | Florida

Thanks to a new partnership between DispatchHealth and AdventHealth, the Florida cities of Daytona Beach, Ocala and Orlando will be able to request and receive acute medical care.     DispatchHealth is a provider of in-home medical care and AdventHealth is a sizeable faith-based health systems. Together, they will stand...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Capitol insiders, Value-based care, Innovations in telehealth

| May 6, 2021 | Florida

We are excited to host a few hundred of our closest friends in Florida health care in two weeks at our 2021 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference on May 20th! And, because the topics are some of the most pressing issues in Florida health care today, we thought it...[ Read More ]

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