2010 Florida Statutes
Community health pilot projects.
Community health pilot projects.—
The Legislature has determined that:
The state is committed to the economic, environmental, and public health revitalization of its communities;
Measures to address the public health needs of low-income communities in urban and rural areas must be implemented in order to ensure the sustainability of these communities;
The implementation of these measures will enhance cooperative efforts among the private sector, government, and nonprofit organizations in this state to ensure the sustainability of Florida; and
It would be beneficial to provide resources in this state to undertake a series of pilot projects that demonstrate techniques and approaches to ensure health care for disease prevention and health promotion for low-income persons who are living in urban and rural communities.
Community health pilot projects are hereby established to promote disease prevention and health promotion among low-income persons living in urban and rural communities.
The pilot projects may form partnerships with existing health care providers and units, contribute to a health care needs assessment, provide research capacity to improve health status, and serve as the basis for health care capacity in urban and rural communities.
The following pilot projects are created:
In Pinellas County, for the Greenwood Community Health Center in Clearwater.
In Escambia County, for the low-income communities within the Palafox Redevelopment Area.
In Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Manatee counties for the Urban League of Pinellas County, to operate its mobile health screening unit to provide public health care to persons living in low-income urban and rural communities.
In Palm Beach County, for the low-income communities within the City of Riviera Beach.
In the City of St. Petersburg, for the low-income communities within the Challenge 2001 Area.
In Broward County, the communities immediately surrounding the Miles Health Center in Ft. Lauderdale.
s. 11, ch. 99-356.