01 Aug A Better World: Increasing health care for local kids
Such was the case when seeing a list of cities that will get help to expand health care to children.
Florida in general and Jacksonville in particular have been laggards in providing health care access to children. About 25,000 children are uninsured in Jacksonville. Sadly, there often are options for them if only the information can be provided.
This often involves getting information to the working poor, people who are stressed just to survive.
The National League of Cities chose eight cities to provide grants of up to $260,000. Each city had provided a plan to drive up the rate of health care for children.
The League of Cities will provide assistance, access to best practices and national experts. Collaboration will be one of the keys, which is one of Jacksonville’s strengths in any case.
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