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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) applauded significant bipartisan House passage of her amendment to an appropriations package to increase the allocation of funding for the Minority AIDS Initiative Fund by $5 million. A video of Mucarsel-Powell’s speech can be found here.   

Nine years after Casey McGovern’s youngest daughter drowned in a backyard pool, the mother of three is still haunted by what she didn’t know then, and driven by what she wants parents to know today.

MIAMI– On June 4, 2019, Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. kicked off Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month by presenting a proclamation to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Southeast Florida Chapter. Commissioner Bovo also introduced a resolution supporting Governor Ron DeSantis’ request to add Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia as a priority within the Florida Department of Health’s State Health Improvement Plan and urging the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County to include Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia as a priority in Miami-Dade County’s Community Health Improvement Plan.

Scores of pregnant women and their partners, gathered recently for the fifth staging of PREGMATE, Pregnant Mothers Advancing Through Education, an antenatal health fair staged by the Manchester Chapter of the Jamaica Midwives Association. This is the only initiative of its kind in Jamaica.

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