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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: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Florida Health
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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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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: 12/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Florida Association of Community Health Centers
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Florida Hospital Association - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hospital and Health System Resources
Offers links for resources on screening, post-acute care, personal protection equipment guidance and information, billing and coding resources, Medicaid, public assistance, and telehealth.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Website
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Florida Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Florida in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Implementation of Flex EMS Supplemental Funding Projects: Year One Activities
Provides an overview of the first-year implementation efforts of the eight Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supplemental funding grant recipients. Describes each grant project, the impact of COVID-19 and other challenges on project implementation, and factors that facilitated implementation. Includes recommendations for grantees.
Author(s): Karen Pearson, John Gale, Sara Kahn-Troster
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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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: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Evaluation of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model: Third 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 2018, the third performance year of the HHVBP Model and the first year that agencies in the HHVBP states received a payment adjustment. Examines the impacts of the HHVBP Model on healthcare utilization, Medicare expenditures, quality of care, and patient experience. Discusses rural access to high-quality home health agencies and social determinants of health in rural areas.
Author(s): Alyssa Pozniak, Marc Turenne, Eric Lammers, et al.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Pharmacist-Led Chronic Care Management for Medically Underserved Rural Populations in Florida During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Describes how ambulatory care pharmacists and student pharmacists are implementing telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide chronic care management to underserved, rural communities in Florida. Discusses implications for public health.
Author(s): Madison Como, Chenita White Carter, Margareth Larose-Pierre, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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Effect of Telehealth Extended Care for Maintenance of Weight Loss in Rural US Communities: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Evaluates the effectiveness of obesity management programs conducted from 2013-2018 by telephone or email for participants in 14 rural Florida counties. Includes demographics and statistics on weight loss with breakdowns by method of remote counseling.
Author(s): Michael G. Perri, Meena N. Shankar, Michael J. Daniels, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(6)
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
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