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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. Senators Rubio and Nelson 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.

We are fortunate to have the tenacity and tireless efforts of the following members that have made it possible for Florida’s Poison Control Centers to survive challenging economic conditions.

  • Florida House of Representatives, Rep. Travis Cummings
  • Florida House of Representatives, Rep. Mary Lynn Magar
  • Florida Senate, Senator Aaron Bean
  • Florida Senate, Senator Lauren Book
  • Florida Senate, President Pro Tempore, Senator Anitere Flores
  • Florida Senate, Senator Kelli Stargel

We could not have made it this far without the support of members in the past worthy of our recognition:

Florida House of Representatives

  • Rep. Jason Broder
  • Rep. Jose Pepe Diaz
  • Rep. Matt Hudson
  • OAS (Organization of American States) Ambassador, Carlos Tujillo

Florida Senate

  • Sen. Rene Garcia
  • Sen. Denise Grimsley
  • Sen. Nan Rich
  • Sen. Garrett Richter
  • U.S Congressman Ander Crenshaw and Congresswoman Corrine Brown