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Health & Safety

Coverage to Care Miami

Coverage to Care Miami will be an extensive community education and social media initiative targeted to Miami-Dade residents informing them of their health insurance coverage options as well as how to access healthcare once insured. Numerous studies document the poor health outcomes of the uninsured and the significant challenges the newly insured experience navigating the health insurance maze in order to access healthcare... more »
Who are you?

Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGMI) is a nonprofit and provides free civil legal services to low-income residents in Miami-Dade. To promote access to justice, LSGMI provides community education on issues affecting the low-income community.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Numerous studies establish that uninsured people are less likely to receive medical care; more likely to die early; and more likely to have poor health. Additionally, newly insured and uninsured individuals are more likely to be overwhelmed by difficulties accessing medical care. Providing individuals with a personalized road map on how to obtain health insurance, and access care increases the likelihood they will become insured, and access preventive care and ongoing treatment.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

30% of Miami-Dade residents are uninsured, and the rate is likely higher among the working poor due to So. Florida’s small business economy and Florida’s refusal to expand Medicaid. Expanding the number of insureds through the ACA is a good first step, but is not enough to guarantee people receive the healthcare they need. The newly insureds and Medicaid recipients also need help navigating the healthcare plan “maze”. Additionally, the uninsured need education on safety net options.

Please give examples of your project's success.

In 2013, LSGMI educated over 4,000 individuals to protect their rights. Our community education is based on best practices: collaboration with partners; focus on practical information; & innovative/participatory instructional strategies. In the past year, LSGMI represented 178 individuals to help them access healthcare or resolve a legal problem associated with insurance. This grant would allow us to use our expertise to benefit Miami-Dade residents & improve health outcomes.

Organization Name (or individuals name) legal services of greater miami, inc.

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Health & Safety

Doctors for the Deaf Community

Provide training to doctors about their legal obligations under the ADA to use sign language interpreters to communicate with patients and companions who are deaf.

Who are you?

Director of Advocacy, CIL of South Florida (CILSF)Former Senior Trial Attorney, Civil Rights Division, Justice Department (1993-2005). CILSF is a nonprofit serving the disability community.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Far too often, patients who need to communicate about their health condition are forced to pass notes or use lip reading. Under the ADA, they are entitled to provision of a sign language interpreter. The CILSF proposes to train health care professionals about their obligations under the ADA, and train the deaf community about their rights.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

The lack of health care services to underserved populations.

Please give examples of your project's success.

For the past 7 years, the CILSF has trained members of the deaf community about their rights under federal law (ADA and Section 504), and worked with health care professionals to eduxate them about the need to hire sign language interpreters when communicating with patients and companions who are deaf. far too often, requests for provision of a sign language interoreter are denied. We are seeking funding to enhance out training efforts, to help doctors more effectively communicate with patients.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Center for Independent Living of South Florida

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Health & Safety

Yoga and Mindfulness for Less Advantaged Individuals

Yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes are provided to individuals in prisons, juvenile justice facilities, low-income communities and other places where people are not likely to be able to access these practices.

Who are you?

Yoga and Mindfulness Outreach, Inc. is a Florida Non-Profit organized by volunteers who provide free classes to less advantaged individuals in low-income neighborhoods and at prisons/jails and juvenile justice facilities.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

The benefits of yoga, mediation and mindfulness involve improved health and mental health, positive conflict resolution and reduced stress and are especially benefit in at-risk communities.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/20/yoga-for-at-risk-communit_n_102630.html, http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=About_Research&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=158775, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/15/yoga-prisoners-mental-health-well-being_n_3580583.html.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

These populations cannot afford the relatively high cost of these practices. YAMO provides free classes using a volunteer corps of instructors.

Improving health, mental health, safety (conflict resolution, community peace).

Please give examples of your project's success.

Close to 50,000 person-classes have been provided since we began. Currently over 146 persons per week are provided with yoga and meditation classes they could not otherwise afford or access.

Funding to help us obtain our 501c3 and reimburse volunteers for gas and related service provision expenses would allow us to serve more people each year!

Organization Name (or individuals name) Yoga and Mindfulness Outreach, Inc.

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