Where to go? What are the processes and resources. Regulatory reform.
Streamlining activity at SBA currently underway; i.e new CAPlines rollout. Other programs under review for customer friendly usage. Website, and SBDC partnerships f
Discussion included a variety of Immigration issues including:Problems with Detention Centers (no translation services, poor medical attention, inability to contact family. Incomplete understanding of voluntary deportment. Children left to fend for thems
The state of Florida has the 2nd highest rate of uninsured children in the nation. 47% of non-citizens are without health insurance coverage. We discussed outreach and enrollment for child health insurance in the Latino community. Shared lessons learned f
Housing Crisis in Florida, severly underwater property values, limited loan modification approvals, ineffective short sales, homeless families, no cooperation from services, supply and demand of housing stock will continue to drive values down
The full range of education issues affecting Hispanics from early education, to K-12 and summer programs, to university level to include undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level.
Issue: Access is at issue since bright and capable s
Concerns with Elders: There is a need for more preventive healthcare for older adults, including oral healthcare. Problems with access to care and health disparities Questions about how to engage more Latino elders in existing public health programs.
Access to Capital for start-up and expansion. Lack of Applied Entrepreneurship training and education Lack of Continued support through mentoring and coaching Need to develop metrics and reporting to investors and stakeholders