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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
$113 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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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
 
Outlets report on health news from Florida, Wyoming, Tennessee, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Oregon.
 
Also in the news, a government-run hospital in South Dakota could lose federal funding for deficiencies. The hospital is run by the Indian Health Service.
 
The authors of a new study say allowing patients total access to their medical records lets them find errors or request changes to their treatment. In other health IT news, people are turning to telemedicine for their mental health needs, and a robot is eliminating the need for invasive surgery in some cases.
 
Arguing that gun violence is a public health issue, attorneys general from nearly a dozen states urge federal lawmakers to lift a restriction that keeps the health agency from studying gun violence. Meanwhile, news outlets report on death rate disparities for black patients with liver cancer and the search for a better antibiotic.
 
The expense goes far beyond the $20 it costs to buy heroin on the streets. Also in the news, a look at the states that have the heaviest use of alcohol and drugs, Rikers Island's model opioid treatment program, a proposal to tax opioid pills and how other states are harmed by Missouri's lack of a drug monitoring program.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's report shows that the smoking rate among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent, down two percentage points from 2014. In other news, Americans have begun to question the safety of using e-cigarettes, according to a new poll, and the world's largest insurer is dropping tobacco stocks like a bad habit.