Improving health care for Florida

The Florida Blue Center for Health Care Quality brings together experts from a variety of disciplines at UF, including health services administration, nursing, health policy, medicine, pharmacy, public health and sociology, to design and evaluate improved approaches to health care access and delivery. It is housed within the College of Nursing and the College of Public Health and Health Professions.

The Florida Blue Center is supported by a generous gift from Florida Blue with the ultimate goal of improving health and health care for the citizens of Florida. The Center’s faculty, staff and students are accountable for the quality and integrity of all work conducted in the Center.

Florida Blue does not in any way influence or endorse the research, projects or programs pursued by the Center, nor does Florida Blue necessarily support findings or recommendations from the Center. Florida Blue is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


The Florida Blue Center of Health Care Quality will establish programs dedicated to: (1) finding solutions to the widespread lack of affordable health coverage, (2) addressing employment shortages in health care professions, (3) enhancing delivery of high quality care, and (4) creating community-based interventions that may reduce the need for hospitalization.


• Develop interdisciplinary teams to address nursing and health professions workforce issues, and pursue research on patient safety, evidence-based practice, care delivery models, cost and access to care.

• Translate health care research findings so they can be used to effect real change in health care delivery and access.

• Complement the work of the Florida Center for Nursing and the Florida Center for Medicaid and the Uninsured.

• Enrich the education of future leaders in nursing and health services research, management and policy.

• Provide a forum for discussion of patient safety and quality of care research.

• Bring world class scholars in health policy and care delivery models to Florida to enrich work in these areas.


The Florida Blue Center for Health Care Quality is made possible through generous gifts from the Florida Blue Foundation.