• Florida Whiteboard

    Nelson tells HHS' Price proposed budget will hurt Florida's efforts in Zika fight

    Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price today expressing worries that the Trump Administration’s proposed budget will hurt the ability of Florida and the nation to combat the Zika virus. The Florida Department of…

  • Florida Whiteboard

    Scott's picks to run AHCA, DOH get initial Senate approval

    The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services on Thursday gave approval to two of Gov. Rick Scott's agency heads, bringing them one step closer to full Senate confirmation. The panel unanimously confirmed Agency for Health Care Administration Secr…

  • Florida Whiteboard

    Zika federal dollars, approved by Congress, begins to flow to Florida

    The long-awaited federal dollars to fight the Zika virus, a topic of furious debate in Congress for months over the summer, are finally coming to Florida. The state will be getting $4.9 million in “Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) Zika funding,” according…

  • City Hall Whiteboard

    City reports five babies born with Zika syndrome

    The vast majority of pregnant women in New York City who tested positive for Zika have given birth to babies with no detectable virus in their blood, according to an alert the city's health department sent out Wednesday. Of the more than 200 infants born to women with…