Representative David Santiago (R-Deltona) and Representative David Smith (R-Winter Springs) will hold a news conference on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:00a.m. in front of the House Chambers (4th floor) to discuss HB 2645 and HB 3271 related to Network of Care.
Network of Care for Behavioral Health is a comprehensive database that enables consumers to quickly locate local programs and services and make informed choices about what they need for their mental health. The site, which was built for the Florida Department of Children and Families through a legislative budget appropriation last year, was recommended nationally by the President’s 2003 New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.
HB 2645 would authorize funding in the FY 2019-2020 budget for the Florida Department of Children and Families to continue offering Florida’s Network of Care website. HB 3271 would authorize funding for the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs to expand Florida’s Network of Care to veterans, military service members and their families. Senator Joe Gruters (R-Sarasota) is filing companion measures in the Senate to fund both the behavioral health network and the veteran services network.
Joining the representatives and speaking at the event will be Bruce Bronzan, President of Trilogy Integrated Resources, the developer of Network of Care. Bronzan will be available for media interviews and demonstrations of the portal following the conclusion of the news conference.
Network of Care currently has more than 700 customized, community-based websites in 30 states and has served more than 30 million people across the nation.
WHO: Representative David Santiago (R-Deltona)
Representative David Smith (R-Winter Park)
Bruce Bronzan, President, Trilogy Integrated Resources LLC
WHAT: News Conference on HB 2645 and HB 3271 related to Florida’s Network of Care
WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 11:30a.m. EST
WHERE: House Chambers
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399