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  • Curbelo Welcomes Federal Funding for FIU Alzheimer’s Disease Research
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) welcomed a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant of $74,746 for Florida International University (FIU) to continue their research exploring the impact felt by Hispanic communities in the acquisition of Alzheimer’s disease support services. “Alzheimer's is devastating for patients and their families and I’m pleased to see federal research dollars being directed to projects like those being conducted at Florida International University,” Cu... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo, Grace Napolitano Want to Help Mental Health Research With Special Postage Stamp
    Posted in In The News on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., on Tuesday to unveil a proposal creating a special postage stamp to help mental health research. Curbelo and Napolitano brought out the “Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act.” If passed, proceeds from the sale of the stamp would benefit the National Institute of Mental Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. ... “To address this, the previous administr... Read more

  • Curbelo, Napolitano Introduce Legislation to Raise Funds for NIH Neurological Research
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Mental Health

    Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Grace Napolitano (CA-32) introduced the Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act. This bipartisan legislation would help raise awareness for mental health while supporting neurological research being done by the National Institute of Mental Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. “Neurological and psychiatric disorders have exacted a tremendous toll on our society,” Curbelo said in a speech o... Read more

  • Curbelo Efforts to Improve Healthcare System, Increase Mental Health Funding Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    “Americans have been plagued with an ineffective and dated healthcare system that has struggled to keep up with the demands of 21st century doctors and patients for far too long,” Curbelo said. “This legislation modernizes our healthcare infrastructure by accelerating access to treatments and biomedical innovations that could save lives, and incorporating much needed reforms to our mental health system. By eliminating unnecessary regulations and streamlining research and development processes, this bill would give patients and their families hope for better treatments, a better quality of life, and eventually, cures.” Read more

  • Curbelo Votes to Improve America's Mental Health System
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House passed H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), a co-sponsor of the bill, released the following statement in support of its passage: “Today’s passage of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 is an important and absolutely necessary step to improving the mental health of Americans nationwide. The government currently spends $130 billion on mental health programs. Despite this, families ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Votes to Make South Florida a Healthier Place for Families
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    Washington, D.C.—This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of eighteen bills to aid in the fight against opioid abuse throughout the country. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) proudly voted in favor of these bills to help make South Florida and our nation a safer and healthier place for all. Several bills that were incorporated in the package include: H.R. 4641 is a bill that would establish a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force which would appraise, alter, and u... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on the Sale of Firearms
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Mental Health

    Washington, D.C.—Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) offered the following statement after reviewing the outlines of President Obama’s latest regulations on the sale of firearms: “While the President has once again provoked an unnecessary political confrontation with Congress, his recent executive actions to reduce gun violence should be considered on their merits. At the heart of this debate over the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution is the need to reduce crime in our neighborhoods. I agree that we need more ... Read more

  • Reps. Curbelo and Napolitano Introduce the Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Mental Health

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Reps. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Grace Napolitano (CA-32) introduced H.R. 3640, the Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act. This legislation will help raise awareness for mental health while supporting neurological research. “We’ve all been touched by loved ones that have been afflicted with neurological diseases or mental illness. Despite the great scientific strides that have been made to understand these scourges to mankind, very little is known about the biolog... Read more

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