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The mission of Health Foundation of South Florida is to improve the health of people in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. By funding providers and supporting programs to promote health and prevent disease, we make measurable and sustainable differences in the health of individuals and families.

 

Since 1993, Health Foundation has awarded more than
$115 million to public and nonprofit organizations focused on improving health and health services throughout the region.

 

In today's changing world, Health Foundation is one less variable. With our unwavering commitment to improving health, forming collaborations and advancing policies and practices which benefit South Floridians, we are the Foundation for a healthy community.

 












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Breaking Stories from Health News Florida
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
 
News outlets provided a variety of views about the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down key provisions in a Texas abortion law.
 
Outlets report on health news from Illinois, Minnesota, Massachusetts, California, Maryland, Wyoming and Texas.
 
Previously the state was allowed to seize a deceased person's assets to get reimbursed for its Medi-Cal contribution to a patient's medical care. Now, it will only be able to recover what was spent on long-term care needs. In other news, Three North Texas cab company executives have agreed to pay $1 million to resolve Medicaid fraud allegations.
 
News outlets also report on developments related to end-of-life care, a family hit by the same heart ailment, exercise guidelines for kids, digital tools helping seniors cope with loneliness and the fallout from lax medical research.
 
Patients who legally use opioids to manage chronic pain may not realize they're in danger of an overdose. "We're prescribing naloxone for risky drugs, not risky patients," said lead researcher Dr. Phillip Coffin of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. In other news, medical schools are rethinking their training on opioids, a once-a-month injection shows promise as effective treatment, USDA's head speaks about hard-hit rural areas, and other news about the opioid epidemic.
 
Companies like OptumRx, CVS Health and Express Scripts are using troves of data to help their clients control drug expenses. In other pharmaceutical news, AstraZeneca uses a rare children's condition to argue that its best-selling anti-cholesterol medicine Crestor should be protected from generic competition.