Michigan’s capital of Detroit is the birthplace of the automotive industry and currently produces more cars and trucks than any other state in the country. Bordering 4 of the 5 Great Lakes, Michigan has excellent fishing and water sports opportunities. Home to the Henry Ford Museum, Detroit Institute of the Arts, and Detroit Zoo, Michigan offers residents a historic perspective of U.S. industry and culture. NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s health center partners in Michigan are located in Flint, Burton and Jackson. Estimates from 2012 indicate a poverty rate of 17.0% in rural Michigan, compared to a 17.4% level in urban areas of the state. According to a 2012 ACS data report, 11.6% of the rural population has not completed high school, compared to 11.2% of urban populations. The unemployment rate in rural Michigan is at 9.6% while in urban Michigan it is at 8.6%. In 2013, 17.1% of people in Michigan had incomes below the poverty line ($23,834 for a family of four) and 22.2% 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.
|Flint||Hamilton Community Health Network||AEGD|
|Jackson||Center for Family Health||AEGD|