September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

In 2017, over 1,300 babies died in Florida before their first birthday. This ranked Florida 29th among states with an infant mortality rate of 6.1 deaths for every 1,000 live births. In Florida, black babies die at a rate of 2.5 times that of white babies One out of every 20 infant deaths in the […]

Health And Financial Well Being

Health And Financial Well Being: Two good things that go better together The National Credit Union Foundation is the leader in the credit union system on financial health and serves as a catalyst and funder to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through research, convenings and aggregation of ideas and best practices, the Foundation […]

Medical Society Consortium: Champion of the Month

Roderick King, MD, MPH American College of Physicians  Dr. King sees climate change as a very serious public health issue, notably in South Florida. Read more of this article – Champion of the Month – July  

The Ultimate Guide to Helping Children Have Healthy Teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Check out valuable tips on how to keep your children’s teeth healthy, and learn what you can expect to see as far as dental development at various ages by visiting the Mom Loves Best blog.

Ways to Help the Victims of Broward County School Shooting

We extend our deepest condolences for the families and victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Broward County, Florida on February 14. Thank you to those in our community who have banded together to provide support. An article published by Christopher Dawson of CNN recently shared ways we can all help those suffering from […]

Reframing Oral Health

A healthy mouth is essential to overall health, but this understanding isn’t reflected in either public thinking or public policy. A communications toolkit from the FrameWorks Institute, commissioned by the DentaQuest Foundation, offers evidence-based recommendations and sample communications for shifting thinking and building understanding. This new multimedia toolkit includes: Strategic framing recommendations that research shows […]

2017 County Health Rankings

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute have released the eighth annual County Health Rankings. The County Health Rankings show us where we live matters to our health and provide counties with an annual check-up of their health. The Rankings provide local-level data that allows each county to compare with […]