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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
$108 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 report on health care developments in California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Tennessee,
 
The new law represents one of the nation's most far-reaching vaccine mandates, barring religious and other personal-belief exemptions for school children. Only two other states, West Virginia and Mississippi, bar such exemptions. Some predict opponents will challenge the measure in court.
 
Meanwhile, on the tobacco front, the New York Times continues its reporting on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its global work against anti-smoking laws, highlighting how some of the organization's members don't agree with these efforts.
 
Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush's tax filings show his net worth soared after he left the office of Florida governor in 2007. The New York Times reports that this financial boost included his earnings as a paid director to Tenet Healthcare, a hospital company which supported the health law.
 
Meanwhile, Politico Pro reports that some states are attempting to tackle the growing cost of medications.
 
About 80 percent of the dollars went to doctors for consulting, speeches, research and other activities. Nearly 610,000 doctors received payments, as well as some 1,100 teaching hospitals, according to government data. The effort to highlight potential conflicts of interest is mandated by the Affordable Care Act.