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DCF announces the award winners of the $12 million procurement of behavioral health services for Florida's first responders and their families

| Apr 1, 2022 | Florida

Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Shevaun Harris announced the award winners of the $12 million procurement of behavioral health services for Florida's first responders and their families on March 25. These services will connect first responders to a provider or peer who is trained to provide referrals, information,...[ Read More ]

Topical Agenda for the 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now available!

| Mar 22, 2022 | Florida

The Topical Agenda for our 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now live!  State of Reform pulls in health care and health policy executives—each working to improve the health care system in their own way—into a united conversation and in a single space.      At this conference,...[ Read More ]

FPI budget analysis highlights wins and setbacks in Florida health care

| Mar 10, 2022 | Florida

Unfinished budget negotiations in the legislature are pushing session past its scheduled adjournment on Friday, due to a mandatory 72-hour “cooling off” period before policy makers can vote on the proposed appropriations bills.  Last week, the Florida Policy Institute (FPI) published a 56-page analysis on the House and Senate proposed...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: PSYPACT bill, Early Bird registration, Housing & health

| Mar 2, 2022 | Florida

With the legislative session set to end next week, this edition of "5 Things We're Watching" features details on some of the health policy currently on the move. I also wanted to take this opportunity to announce that Vern Smith, Ph.D., will be State of Reform's new host for our...[ Read More ]

DCF’s $1 billion housing relief initiative provides vital aid to Florida renters

| Mar 1, 2022 | Florida

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has rapidly distributed over $1 billion in rental and utility assistance to thousands of renters across the state—and assures more relief is on the way.  Nearly 185,000 households have participated in DCF’s emergency rental assistance program, OUR Florida, since its launch in...[ Read More ]

Tensions remain over Florida’s quickly moving 15-week abortion ban

| Feb 28, 2022 | Florida

Despite House Democrats filing over a dozen amendments to House Bill 5, which would ban all abortions after 15 weeks of gestation, the bill passed the House last week along party lines and is expected to be heard in the Senate this week. Co-introduced by Reps. Erin Grall (R –...[ Read More ]