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Florida overdose response programs receive $4.3 million from SAMHSA

| Sep 20, 2021 | Florida

The latest round of funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will distribute approximately $4.3 million across eight organizations in Florida. SAMHSA awarded a total of $123 million nationally, divided into six types of grant programs to provide communities and health providers with “multifaceted support."  ...[ Read More ]

Florida Center for Nursing will reopen and begin tracking staffing shortages

| Sep 17, 2021 | Florida

The Florida Center for Nursing (FCN) will establish a partnership with the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa to track nursing shortages and potential solutions, WUSF Public Media announced last week. A USF College of Nursing faculty member will be selected as FCN’s interim executive director until the center...[ Read More ]

FHCA responds to report on high Florida nursing home COVID rates

| Sep 17, 2021 | Florida

The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) released a statement on Thursday in response to a September update from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) COVID-19 Dashboard, which documents case, vaccination, and death rates in Florida’s nursing homes. FHCA represents approximately 700 long-term care facilities across Florida.     According...[ Read More ]

Abortion under explicit Florida privacy laws endangered if state follows Texas, expert says

| Sep 15, 2021 | Florida

After Texas passed the nation’s most restrictive abortion law to date, despite widespread opposition, Florida Republican lawmakers are considering a similar bill. Kara Gross, the Legislative Director and Senior Policy Counsel of the ACLU of Florida, says a similar move in Florida would have “devastating” effects not only for state...[ Read More ]

Deadline approaching for 2022 Orlando Health Community Grant Program

| Sep 14, 2021 | Florida

Local Florida health equity organizations have until the end of the week to apply for Orlando Health’s 2022 Community Grant Program. During last year’s grant cycle, Orlando Health, which operates 15 health facilities across central Florida, including the nation’s largest neonatal ICU, awarded over $350,000.     Grant recipients that...[ Read More ]

FHCA CEO commends President Biden's COVID vaccine mandate expansion

| Sep 10, 2021 | Florida

Florida Health Care Association Chief Executive Officer Emmett Reed released a statement supporting President Biden’s Thursday announcement of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate expansion for all Medicare and Medicaid-certified health care settings.      “We appreciate the Administration and CMS for listening to the concerns about a federal mandate that only...[ Read More ]

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