Featured Project


Sponsored by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, the Medicaid Reform Information, Training, and Evaluation (MediRITE) Project was a multi-faceted effort to inform Medicaid providers, beneficiaries, and others interested people about Florida’s Medicaid Reform pilot program that began in Broward and Duval counties starting on July 1, 2006.

The information was provided in an overview flyer and comparison chart, on a DVD, and in a tri-lingual website. This project also trained and certified the nation's first face-to-face and telephone Choice Counselors who assisted providers with questions and beneficiaries with the opportunity to enroll in a managed care organization that the beneficiary chose.

Finally this project evaluated the Choice Counseling enrollment process and beneficiary satisfaction with the Medicaid Reform Program as well as the training program for the Choice Counselors.


To establish a reputable and respected prevention, research, and services organization.


To provide innovative research, education, training, and technological solutions to address the challenges of substance abuse prevention and other social issues among Florida's population.

FCPR history

On August 25, 1997, the State of Florida won a landmark lawsuit against the tobacco industry and was awarded an $11.3 billion settlement. The first $200 million received by the State was earmarked to fund a pilot program to reduce youth tobacco use. The Florida Center for Prevention Research (FCPR) was created at Florida State University to support the Florida Tobacco Pilot Program from its inception in February 1998 until its termination on June 30, 2003. Since 2003, the 20 person FCPR team expanded its depth and breadth in substance abuse prevention capabilities under contracts and grants from the Office of the Governor, Department of Children and Families, Department of Education, the U.S. Department of education and others.

Located at the FSU Research Complex, FCPR has managed projects in excess of $21 million, ranging from health care to youth programs. Project Managers come with a variety of experience and skills to partner with agencies, through their unique talents they provide sound services and products. Agencies find that while working with FCPR, they work with a team - a successful team that is mission focused!