Real People, Real Stories

The stories and experiences of Floridians are important to understanding what works and what needs to change. Floridians deserve the opportunity to have their stories heard. 

I worked as a Pediatric Nurse for nearly 50 years.  In all my years of working in the healthcare field I have never seen the cost of medications as high as they are now.  Some people need medications to survive.  Their medications should not ever be out of reach financ...

My mom lost her life in the 80's because she didn’t have health insurance.  Growing up my parents were self-employed which made insurance difficult. None of us were insured. We weren’t used to using public systems, but for a short time we were on food stamps.  My paren...

People loved my brother, Peter.  He was a people’s person. He had worked in the restaurant industry most of his life, and he knew a lot of people.  I hadn’t realized how many lives he had touched until he was gone.

In the early part of March, my brother developed a...

The burden of Florida KidCare "full pay" has hit middle income Floridians especially hard. Full-pay families have incomes above 200% of the federal poverty limit, which is $51,500 for a family of four.

Floridians like Jennifer O., 38, from Palm Beach County have been de...

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When it comes to changing the world, it is the real life stories that matter. They matter because they bring substance, detail, and urgency to those with the power to make decisions. 

 

Right now, it’s more important than ever to come forward and share your experiences.

By telling us your story, you help speak for people who may be facing issues just like yours. You have the opportunity to help change the future for millions of Americans.

How does it work?

Submit your story using the form below. After you submit your story, a member of our staff may contact you to learn more about your situation and to ensure that Florida Voices for Health understands your story in detail.

Florida Voices for Health will match participants with opportunities to share their stories publicly. Opportunities may include: requests from the media, policymakers, and advocates; use in our online efforts; and use in our policy briefs.

We will always ask your permission before we release any contact information or highlight your story, and you can always opt out of any opportunity.

By submitting your story you agree to our consent and release guidelines.

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