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Business Structure Evaluation Process Updates

We're currently conducting an evaluation of Lee Health's business structure. Explore all available documents and dive deeper into the process by learning more here. Lee Health’s Board of Directors invites you to a public hearing, set for Thursday, April 25th in the Community Room at Gulf Coast Medical Center, to discuss the ongoing evaluation of converting the health system to a community-focused nonprofit structure. Learn more details here.

Census 2020

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Your voice matters!

The U.S. census, which takes place every 10 years, may seem like just another form to fill out – but your participation helps ensure funding for many essential programs in Lee County and Southwest Florida.

Did you know:

Because of an undercount in 2010, Florida missed out on nearly $200 million? Please complete your census online between March and April 1, 2020, and help our community get federal funding necessary to support 16 vital programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare part B
  • Supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP)
  • Highway Planning and Construction
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
  • Title I Grants to Local Education Agencies
  • National School Lunch Program
  • Special Education Grants (IDEA)
  • State Children’s Health Insurance (S_CHIP)
  • Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program
  • Health Center Programs (Community, Migrant, Homeless, Public Housing)
  • Foster Care (TITLE IV-E)
  • Child Care Development Fund Entitlement
  • Low Income Home Energy assistance (LIHEAP)

With only 74% counted in 2010, Florida missed $946 for every Floridian that wasn’t counted. With only 66% counted in Ft. Myers, $20 million annually in federal funding was lost. Lets not let that happen again!

You can help ensure a better future for Lee County, so please join us and fill out your census!

If you are a local business or community leader, please join the Lee County Complete Count Committee by emailing [email protected]

For more information go to Census.gov