In this edition of “5 Things We’re Watching,” we feature a conversation with NAMI Florida’s Ashley Grimes, dive into the details of a new RFI from the Office of Children’s Medical Services, and take a look at new health policies that went into effect last week. Thanks for reading! Emily Boerger State of Reform   … Read more

Ashely Grimes is the President of NAMI Florida, the state affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Florida works with its 24 affiliate communities across the state to provide education, advocacy, and care coordination for people with mental illnesses and their loved ones.  In this Q&A, Grimes highlights the ways Florida can strengthen … Read more

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.”     A majority of these … Read more