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New Coalition Forms to Solve Florida’s Oral Health Crisis

Communities across Florida are struggling with chronic dental access shortages and serious consideration is needed regarding widespread improvements. Poor oral health resulting from dental access shortages have risen to public health crisis levels. Florida leads the nation in the number of individuals living in areas designated as Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas. Sixty-six of Florida’s 67 counties have shortages of dentists. According to Betty Kabel, Director of Dental Outreach at North Florida Medical Centers, trying to find a dentist for children on Medicaid of without health insurance is challenging. "I recently saw a young boy at an elementary school who ...Read More

February 2, 2023|Breaking News, Top Stories|

Oral Health: Florida’s Untreated Public Health Crisis

COVID-19. Toxic blue-green algae. Asthma. Monkey Pox. Hardly a day goes by without a public health challenge making headlines in Florida. A growing, yet often untreated, public health crisis is the rotten state of many Floridians’ teeth and gums. Oral health problems don’t just affect an individual’s teeth. They affect our physical health as well as our self-image, emotional well-being, and even the ability to chew, speak, kiss, or smile – the very essence of our humanity. An epidemic five times more common than asthma “The connection between oral health and overall health and well-being is well-documented,” stated Dr. Frank ...Read More

October 13, 2022|Breaking News, Top Stories|

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Investments in Children, National Poll Shows

By a 6-to-1 margin, voters agree too little is being spent Americans may be more divided on politics than ever before, but there’s one thing nearly everyone agrees upon: children are our future. Now, a national poll backs up this sentiment with hard data. By a 6-to-1 margin American voters believe the federal government is spending too little on the safety, health, and overall well-being of our children, according to a recent national poll of 1,000 likely voters by Lake Research Partners. The poll showed that Americans across divisions such as race, gender, or political party all consistently support permanently ...Read More

July 27, 2022|Breaking News, Top Stories|

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The Apprenticeship Center (TAC), is an innovative workforce development initiative of American Children’s Campaign. Its goal is to bridge the gap between academic learning and workforce development while providing college students with the opportunity to learn the value and importance of civic engagement.