Recent grant awards from CFFK donor funds include VNA/Hospice of the Florida Keys for their Nurse Education Program, Studios of Key West to support emerging Key West artists and One World One Canvas, a nonprofit sending local high school students to international communities in need.
FPN partnered with Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families and Grantmakers in Health for a recent webinar discussion on the state of children's health coverage in Florida. This webinar gave Florida funders the opportunity to hear from those in the field working hard to build a comprehensive approach to covering kids and families in Florida.
This educational brief, authored by Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families at the Georgetown University Policy Institute, describes the current state of childrens health coverage in Florida. The brief shows that Florida's rate of uninsured children has declined over the last five years but remains one of the highest in the nation. In the brief, Alker offers several policy issues and changes that may impact the number of uninsured children in Florida in the future.
A newly released FPN educational brief explores children's health coverage in Florida. This December 2014 webinar discusses the bried. Florida's rate of uninsured children has declined in recent years, though it remains considerably higher than that of the nation and other southeastern states. This encouraging trend could be disrupted, however, by policy decisions in 2015 that could negatively impact as many as 400,000 children.
This two-page educational brief provides an overview of key issues for Florida policymakers and stakeholders to consider around the issue of Florida's decision on whether or not to receive federal Medicaid expansion funding.
These slides are from a presentation given by Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, for an informational briefing on February 19, 2014, in Tallahassee. In the briefing Alker presented the most salient facts and data about the Medicaid expansion issue and its implications for Florida, and described how some other states are handling the Medicaid expansion issue. The briefing was hosted by FPN and its Florida Health Funders member affinity group.
This FPN report looks at how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is likely to impact the lives of Floridians, and suggests key roles for philanthropy to play as the ACA is implemented in the state. FPN led this project on behalf of its Florida Health Funders group (FHF), which is comprised of FPN members who share an interest in supporting health issues, organizations and needs in Florida.
The Home for Life Issue Brief covers programs involving aging in place.
An article from FPN's Florida Health Funders affinity group on the efforts to expand Medicaid in our state.