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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Public Health Research

Biomedical Research Section

The Unit administers the following programs and initiatives:

Grant funding programs for research involving Cancer, Tobacco-related diseases, and Alzheimer's disease.

The Human Research Protection Program, including a committee called an Institutional Review Board that ensures research is ethical and that participants in all research at the Department of Health are protected.

Cancer Center of Excellence Award  is a program created in the 2013 Session intended to improve the quality of cancer care by recognizing hospitals, treatment centers, and other providers in this state which demonstrate excellence in patient-centered coordinated care for persons undergoing cancer treatment and therapy in this state.

The Florida System for Cancer Research and Collaboration , an initiative designed to develop a premier research network in Florida, make Florida the designation for cancer care, and integrate public health and private sector cancer prevention efforts.