Government Relations & Partners

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Government & Community Relations

Government and Community Relations for Florida’s Poison Control Centers is responsible for cultivating partnerships with government agencies, business organizations, and media outlets. By providing critical awareness of the value of poison control centers as a reliable, lifesaving program that reduces costs and unnecessary utilization of healthcare resources, we can maintain the support necessary to insure we can continue to provide the most effective treatment advice for any type of poisoning.


Florida’s Poison Control Centers are funded through state (84%), federal (16%) and local resources including in-kind and direct support from the Centers’ host institutions.

Wall of Gratitude

Florida’s Poison Control Centers are grateful for the confidence and support of the Florida Legislature, U.S. Congressional Representatives from Florida and our host institutions: UF Health – Jacksonville and the University Of Florida College Of Medicine, Tampa General Hospital, Jackson Health System and the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine.

In particular, for 2014-2015, the support of the following members have allowed Florida’s Poison Control Centers to survive the challenging economic conditions:

FL Representative/Speaker Pro Tempore Matt Hudson

FL Senator Denise Grimsley

FL Senator Chairman Rene Garcia

FL Senator Aaron Bean

FL Senator/President Pro Tempore Garrett Richter

FL Representative Jose Felix Diaz

U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw

U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown