Known as the "Sunshine State," Florida offers beautiful beaches on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, there are swamps, lakes, and a variety of wildlife- ideal for residents seeking a tropical climate, natural wetlands, and coastal attractions. Florida is home to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and many other theme parks. In 2013, Florida refused to participate in providing coverage for the uninsured under the Affordable Care Act, popularly called Obamacare. Florida also refused to accept additional Federal funding for Medicaid. As a result, Florida is second only to Texas in percentage of its citizens without health insurance. NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine's health center partners in Florida- Family Health centers of Southwest Florida, Jessie Trice Community Health Center, and Suncoast Community Health Centers- are located as far north as Tampa and as far south as Miami, which boasts the largest Latin American population outside of Latin America with nearly 65 percent of its 400,000 residents claiming Latin American heritage. In 2013, 17% of people in Florida had incomes below the poverty line ($23,834 for a family of four) and 36% of people under age 65 and below 138% of the poverty line did not have health insurance. NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine and its health center partners help to ensure equitable and affordable dental care while enhancing and honing the skills of postdoctoral dental practitioners.
|Bradenton||Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)- School of Dental Medicine||AEGD|
|Brandon/Tampa||Brandon Community Health Center||PEDS|
|Fort Myers||Family Health Centers of SW FL, Inc.||AEGD|
|Gainesville||University of Florida College of Dentistry||DPH|
|Miami||Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc.||AEGD|
|Naples||Health Care Network of Southwest Florida (HCNSWF)||AEGD|
|Tampa||Tampa Family Health Centers, Inc||AEGD|