Tag: Department of Health

Ron DeSantis Wants Feds to Quickly Approve Florida’s Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program

These drugs will be for individuals who are under the care of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Corrections (FDC), and Department of Health (DOH).

Ron DeSantis: 97 Walgreens Across Florida to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines

Appointments are now to begin vaccine administration tomorrow.

Gates Foundation Will Send $1.5 Million to FAMU for COVID-19 Testing Lab

In addition to FAMU, the first wave of schools to benefit from the foundation’s investment include Hampton University, Howard University, Meharry Medical College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University of Louisiana.  Up to four more testing hubs will be added in the coming weeks, the foundation noted.

Ashley Moody: More than 2,000 People Registered for Annual Human Trafficking Summit

Registrants span more than half of the states. For the first time, the summit will be held virtually—in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Given the virtual format of the summit, spots remain open for people interested in joining the fight to end human trafficking. The annual summit brings together local, state and national leaders immersed in the fight to eradicate all forms of human trafficking.
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Congressional Democrats Raise ‘Grave Concerns’ With Ron DeSantis Reopening Florida

Several Democrats in the Florida congressional delegation wrote to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday to raise “grave concerns” with his plan to reopen Florida and urged him to prioritize the health and safety of the state’s residents. The members also pressed the governor for answers to key questions surrounding testing, contact tracing and social distancing guidance plans.

Agency for Health Care Administration Unveils Statewide Hospital Bed Capacity Dashboard

This statewide resource is comprised of real-time, self-reported bed availability by all Florida hospitals. The dashboard provides Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Department of Health, healthcare providers and emergency management operators with critical, real-time information to better inform state and local planning and response to the need for more hospital beds as they confront COVID-19 in Florida.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Activates Coronavirus Price Gouging Hotline

Following an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis focused on coronavirus, on Tuesday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody activated Florida’s Price Gouging Hotline for all consumers in the state.

Florida Medical Association Praises Ron DeSantis’ Efforts Against Coronavirus

The Florida Medical Association (FMA), which represents more than 25,000 doctors across the Sunshine State, offered praise for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ early efforts against coronavirus (COVID-19), including working with the medical community on the matter. 

Jeanette Nuñez: DeSantis Administration “Pushing the Boundaries of the 21st Century With a Bold...

The governor’s office outlined the achievements in areas Nuñez oversees.

Florida Surgeon General Reshapes Leadership Team

Last week, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees announced three appointments to the Department of Health’s executive leadership team. Courtney Coppola has been promoted to Chief of Staff and will also serve as the Department’s...