Simply Healthcare Unites Workforce Innovation Partners to Launch Florida Self-Sufficiency Council


Simply Healthcare, Better Health Better Pay and the Florida Workforce Development Association aim to empower Floridians on their path to health and self-sufficiency

JUNE 17, 2024

MIAMI, Fla. (June 17, 2024) – Simply Healthcare Plans (Simply Healthcare) launched the Florida Self-Sufficiency Council (Council), a forum dedicated to elevating best practices that support Floridians on a journey to wellness and prosperity. Simply Healthcare has partnered with the Florida Workforce Development Association, comprised of Florida’s 24 local workforce development boards, and the Better Health Better Pay Collaborative to advance the Council’s mission.


“Simply Healthcare is proud to establish the first-of-its-kind Florida Self-Sufficiency Council in partnership with Florida Workforce Development Association and the Better Health Better Pay Collaborative,” said Simply Healthcare Plans President Dana Gryniuk. “By elevating best practices for individuals to access education, career opportunities and health care services, we can uplift Florida families today and over the long term.”


When we address the whole health needs of Floridians, such as their physical, behavioral, social and pharmacy care, we can set individuals and their families on a path to economic self-sufficiency. The Council aims to share ideas, strategies, processes and techniques to define and advance standards or guidelines known to produce optimal outcomes for Florida families.


“Simply Healthcare and the Better Health Better Pay Collaborative have a forward-looking approach to uplifting Floridians on their path to economic self-sufficiency,” said Stacy Campbell-Domineck, President and CEO of CareerSource Polk and Immediate Past President of the Florida Workforce Development Association. “Our workforce development boards across Florida communities are uniquely positioned to link Florida residents to educational and employment opportunities. Together, we can make a significant impact.”


 “The Better Health Better Pay Collaborative is immensely grateful to partner with Simply Healthcare and Florida’s 24 workforce development boards to link Floridians to avenues that lead to valuable education and employment opportunities,” said Anne Rascon of the Better Health Better Pay Collaborative. “Through the Florida Self-Sufficiency Council, we aim to help Floridians to achieve a healthier, more financially secure future that will transform their lives.”


Key elements of this initiative include:

  • A Comprehensive Approach to Whole Health: Recognizing that addressing the wide-ranging needs of Floridians – from their physical and behavioral needs to social and pharmacy aspects of care – is critical to empowering Floridians to live happy, healthy lives.
  • Community-Focused Access: Collaborating to determine best practices that improve Floridians’ access to health, career and social services in the communities where they live and work.
  • Health and Career Opportunities: Improving Floridians health and access to career opportunities helps individual and their families live happier, healthier lives and contribute to generational growth.
  • Model for Engagement: Modeling a collaborative effort engages Florida Medicaid members and key stakeholders to further promote opportunities for individuals and their families to achieve self-sufficiency.



    To learn more about resources available to Floridians in search of work and new job opportunities through the CareerSource Florida network, please visit


    To learn more about the Better Health Better Pay Collaborative, visit


    To learn more about Simply Healthcare Plans, visit




    Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc., is a Florida managed health care plan that serves Medicare Advantage and Medicaid members in the state of Florida. In addition, Simply, through a line of business called Clear Health Alliance, also serves Florida Medicaid members who are living with HIV/AIDS. Our goal is to provide healthcare and related services that are comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Each and every day, members of our team can be found in Florida communities, listening to our members, interacting with our health care providers and partnering with community-based organizations. Our goal is to ensure members and entire communities are empowered to become active participants in their health care and sustain healthy lifestyles.



    Our mission is to advance health equity by helping job seekers access stable jobs, higher income, and employment-related benefits. BHBP contributes to health equity by connecting healthcare organizations and their members to our extensive network of employment service providers. Together, we deliver education, training and other supportive services to those who can benefit from and need such opportunities. Our goal is to help jobseekers in our local communities access career resources that will lead to stable employment, and in turn, greater economic and health prosperity.



    The Florida Workforce Development Association has been in existence since 1983 and comprises 24 chief executive officers of local boards and 24 local business leaders representing Florida’s 24 local workforce development areas. These highly qualified professionals collectively represent over 350 years of leadership experience in the field of workforce development. Our members are responsible to ensure the successful delivery of quality workforce services in their respective local communities with a combined budget of over $215 million. The membership of the Association perpetuates a strong and unwavering commitment to fiscal integrity and high levels of performance through innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement.