Vulnerable Populations News


Agricultural Workers

In one year, the number of Florida kids with no health insurance went up by 37,000. Why?
Tampa Bay Times November 29, 2018
10 Farm Labor Scandals Making News in 2018 
Growing Produce July 23, 2018
Trump admin. moves to bar Haitians from agricultural, seasonal worker visas 
ABC News – January 17, 2018
Health Risks To Farmworkers Increase As Workforce Ages 
Kaiser Health News, December 7, 2017
Florida's orange crops have been quietly dying for over a decade as growers fight to
save them
ABC News, January 30, 2018
Florida’s Migrant Worker Problem
US News, January 26, 2018
Citrus industry remains ‘in crisis’ from Hurricane Irma
News Service of Florida, January 12, 2018

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 Homeless and Housing Challenged  

Rates of hospitalization rising among homeless, study finds
Healthcare Finance
Jax Study: Supportive Housing Helps Low-Income, Homeless; Saves Community Money
WJCT, November 29th 2018
Fort Lauderdale shifts gears to clear large homeless camp downtown 
November 26th 2018

Most and Least Affordable Cities in Florida for Homeowners & Renters
 
November 2018
Couch surfing hides homelessness: Guestview
 
Pensacola News Journal, July 19, 2018
Roving psychiatrists among recommendations for West Palm homeless 
Palm Beach Post, July 14, 2018
State Budget Glitch Could Doom Homeless Money

Panama City News Herald - June 17, 2018

Count of Central Florida's homeless youth reveals 'hidden' population 
Orlando Sun-Sentinel - April 10, 2018
Key to Attainable Housing is Community Cooperation
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Southwest Florida News-Press, April 12, 2018
Lawyers are helping homeless youths 
Miami Herald, April 11, 2018
Providing Homeless Veterans with Housing Works 
Gainesville Sun, February 23, 2018
Florida Facing Affordable Housing Crisis
WLRN News, February 1, 2018
Study: Housing the Homeless Can Drastically Cut the Government's Health Care Costs 
Governing.com December 6, 2017


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LGBT

Stigma Against Gay People Can Be Deadly 
New York Times, October 2018
Take proactive steps to avoid LGBT discrimination lawsuits
Benefits Pro August 3, 2018 
New pediatric initiative in Jacksonville geared toward LGBT community
Florida Times Union June 12, 2018
Hud Accused Of Systematically Removing LGBT People From Homeless And Housing Decisions: Lawsuit
 Newsweek, March 1, 2018


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Hurricane Evacuees

PanCare ‘tent clinic’ in full swing 
Dothan Eagle, November 23rd 2018
Exodus From Puerto Rico: A Visual Guide 
CNN, February 21, 2018


  

Food Insecure

Proposed SNAP Changes Could Devastate the Food Insecure and Our Ability to Feed Them
In a land of plenty, a food bank and a health insurer team up to take on food insecurity
 
Statnews November 22,
 2017


 

Veterans

The Battle Quietly Brewing Over Privatization Of Veterans’ Health Care 
Kaiser Health News, November 2018

VA reverses plan to cut homeless veteran housing program after outrage
 
The Hill, December 7, 2017
A Veteran’s Guide to Navigating Healthcare After Services 
The Week November 27, 2017

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Immigrants

Advocates fight Trump rule they say threatens community health 
Crosscut, November 26th 2018
U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade 
Pew Research Center. November 27th 2018
Proposed change to immigration rule may push Florida kids out of safety net
 Miami Herald, October 2018
Our Anti-Immigrant Atmosphere May Be Contributing To Dangerous Birth Complications For Latinas 
Huffington Post Health, October 2018
Report: Increasing Number Of Hot Days Threatens Health Of Florida’s Outdoor Workers 
USF Radio Broadcast, October 2018
DHS Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule to Enforce Long-Standing Law that Promotes Self-Sufficiency and Protects American Taxpayers 

Department of Homeland Security September 24, 2018
South Florida Leaders Reject 'Public Charge' Policy That Denies Green Cards For Welfare Recipients 
WLRN September 24, 2018
Proposed Changes To the Public Charge Rule will Cause Significant Loss of Health Care Coverage for Florida Children  
Florida Health Justice Project, August 23, 2018
What we know about Trump’s proposal to punish immigrants who receive public benefits
Miami Herald, August 9, 2018
How Americans Really Feel About Immigration, in Their Own Words 
Gallup Podcast, August 8, 2018
Record-High 75% of Americans Say Immigration Is Good Thing
Gallup, June 21, 2018
Immigrants, fearing Trump crackdown, drop out of nutrition programs
Politico September 3, 2018
Proposed Changes To the Public Charge Rule will Cause Significant Loss of Health Care Coverage for Florida Children  
Florida Health Justice Project, August 23, 2018
UMiami Research Aids Understanding Of How Immigration Traumas Make Kids Sick 
WLRN July 23, 2018
Even with a green card, an immigrant can be deported under new guidelines 
Miami Herald, July 13, 2018
Fearing Deportation, Immigrant Parents Are Opting Out Of Health Benefits For Kids
Administration Actions Against Immigrant Families Harming Children Through Increased Fear, Loss of Needed Assistance 
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, May 2018
In A Border Region Where Immigrants Are Wary, A Health Center Travels To Its Patients
National Public Radio – April 6, 2018
Amid Deportations, Those In U.S. Without Authorization Shy Away From Medical Care 
Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2018
The Dream Among ‘Dreamers’ To Become A Doctor Now ‘At The Mercy’ Of Courts 
Kaiser Health News March 23, 2018
Greyhound Bus Raids: A Reminder That Two Thirds Of Americans Live In “Constitution Free Zones” 
Mint Press March 23, 2018
Cogs In The Deportation Machine: How Policy Changes By The Trump Administration Have Touched Every Major Area Of Enforcement 
American Immigration Lawyers Association March 14, 2018
ICE Immigration Arrests Way Up in Florida 
Tampa Bay Times, February 13, 2018
Immigration Crackdown Raises Fears of Seeking Health Care
Rollcall, January 26, 2018
Deportation Fears Have Legal Immigrants Avoiding Health Care
U.S. News and World Report, January 21, 2018
Economic Impact of Immigration by State
Wallet Hub, January 30, 2018
Arrests of undocumented Florida immigrants increased by 75 percent in 2017 
Orlando Weekly December 8, 2017


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