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Resources by State: Florida

Florida Department of Health - 2019 Novel Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Florida's response to COVID-19, including contact information for the state's COVID-19 call center and email, as well as data on COVID-19 cases in the state.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Florida Health
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United States Prosperity Index 2021
Assesses the economic, institutional, and social aspects of prosperity across the United States over the past decade. Features state-by-state breakdowns of prosperity increases and decreases. Examines 11 pillars of prosperity, made up of 48 different elements, measured by over 200 state-level indicators. Includes a county-level index for 12 selected states.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Legatum Institute
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Community Assessment for Mental and Physical Health Effects After Hurricane Irma — Florida Keys, May 2019
Reports results from the use of Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) to evaluate suicide risk in a micropolitan county with frequent hurricane landfall. Discusses the need to include long-term mental health service delivery as part of emergency preparedness planning for disasters such as hurricanes.
Author(s): Yaritbel Torres-Mendoza, Alison Kerr, Amy Helene Schnall, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(26), 937-941
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Evaluation of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model: Fourth Annual Report
Evaluates the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model, which tests the impact of providing financial incentives to home health agencies in nine states: Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. Reports on the experiences of home health agencies and patients through 2019, the fourth performance year of the HHVBP Model, and the second year that agencies in the HHVBP states received a payment adjustment. Examines the impacts of the HHVBP Model on Medicare expenditures, healthcare utilization, quality of care and patient experience, and agency operations. Discusses rural access to high-quality home health agencies and the impact of HHVBP on rural home health patients.
Additional links: Findings at a Glance
Author(s): Alyssa Pozniak, Marc Turenne, Eric Lammers, et al.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Improving Access to Behavioral Health Crisis Services with Electronic Bed Registries
Report highlights the ways up-to-date electronic bed registries can improve crisis care treatment and access to behavioral healthcare. Features profiles of states that have received funding for electronic bed registries through the Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI). Outlines and evaluates each state-level program.
Author(s): David Morrissette
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
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An Outbreak of COVID-19 Among H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers
Highlights a study on COVID-19 outbreaks among temporary agricultural workers with H-2A visas. Focuses on crew of 120 workers in north central Florida. Details the workers' demographic information, such as age, gender, and country of origin, and discusses some of the factors contributing to the outbreak.
Author(s): Michael Lauzardo, Nadia Kovacevich, Anthony Dennis, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 111(4), 571–573
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
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Florida Association of Community Health Centers - Centralized FQHC Resources for COVID-19 Updates & Alerts
Offers links for updates and resources for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Florida, including information on state and national regulatory changes, as well as resources to support telehealth for FQHCs.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Florida Association of Community Health Centers
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Florida
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Geographic Expansion of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations: Assessing Access to Primary Care in Nonmetropolitan Counties
Presents a study on primary care access for Medicaid beneficiaries in nonmetropolitan counties who were enrolled through managed care organizations (MCOs) from 2012 to 2018. Details the level of access to primary care in the nonmetropolitan counties of 15 states and compares the rates of access for beneficiaries enrolled through MCOs established before 2012 and after 2012. Discusses findings and makes recommendations for policy makers.
Author(s): Linda Li, Matthew Najarian, Abigail R. Barker, et al.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Collecting Early Childhood Obesity Measurements Through a Home Visiting Program: A Proof-of-Concept Study
Describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a proof-of-concept protocol for collecting data on weight and length/height of children aged 6 months to 5 years through existing home visiting programs in rural and urban areas of South Carolina, Texas, Illinois, and Florida. Features a measurement checklist for parent educators and discusses implications for public health, such as obesity prevention.
Author(s): Julie Kapp, Brian Hall, Allison Kemner
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
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