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Al Lawson: Jacksonville Getting $3.3 Million from HHS

This week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., announced that the city of Jacksonville will get almost $3.3 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Jacksonville is getting $3,295,342 million from the...

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).

Dr. Miriam Ramirez: HHS Should Safeguard Patients and Doctors

Insurance companies are attempting an end-run around the legislative process by trying to influence President Joe Biden’s U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Passing the No Surprises Act was the first step toward ending surprise medical billing. The next step involves establishing a set of rules to govern the implementation and enforcement of the law.

Kathy Castor Announces $6.1 Million in HHS Funds for Lutheran Services Florida

The money comes from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Head Start Emergency Supplemental grant which was approved through the “American Rescue Plan,” the $1.9 federal stimulus passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden at the end of March. 

Stephanie Murphy: UCF Getting HHS Funds for Mental Health Treatment Access

The program will help expand access to behavioral health care services by recruiting and training new mental health professionals to serve the most vulnerable populations in Central Florida.

Rick Scott Calls on Twitter, Facebook CEOs to Consider Social Media’s Impact on American...

"While Congress passed the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 6501–6506) to protect children using the internet, it does not address the health impacts of prolonged social media use."

Florida’s Senators Want FEMA, HHS to Ensure COVID-19 Vaccines Not Disrupted During Hurricane Season

Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott sent a letter to officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting answers as to whether they have contingency plans in place to prevent potential weather disruptions to Florida’s vaccine administration effort.
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Rick Scott Continues the Fight for the STOP COVID-19 Act

According to the senator’s office, Scott’s bill would “create a program for cities and counties to increase testing, contact tracing and transparency efforts in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.” The proposal would have cities and counties create a “voluntary, data-driven COVID testing and contact tracing program” which would measure positive rates and test results, relying for two months from money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund which would then continue at a reduced rate.