Partnerships in the Panhandle: Using the Rankings to Achieve Collective Impact

Partnerships in the Panhandle: Using the Rankings to Achieve Collective Impact Tucked into the upper left corner of the Florida Panhandle, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties’ Partnership for a Healthy Community is using the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps as the foundation for achieving collective impact. Collaborative leaders Becky Bray Washler and Chandra Smiley recently […]

FIHI Presents Regional Symposium on Preparedness for Mass Casualty Events

Florida Institute for Health Innovation Presents Regional Symposium on Preparedness for Mass Casualty EventsFor Immediate Release Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Sept. 13, 2016 – Mass Casualties: Preparing for the Worst While Providing the Best, a symposium on community preparedness for the healthcare industry, will be presented on Monday, Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

EndCavities.org: A new resource for Florida’s oral health advocates

A recent Miami Herald article reminds us of the significant challenges that Florida faces from Early Childhood Caries (ECC) — tooth decay among children ages 0-5. A physician at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital told the newspaper: “It is not unusual for us to take a patient 12 months of age to the operating room that has […]

Investing in What Works for America’s Communities

On Friday, our CEO, Dr. Roderick King participated in a panel discussion “Investing in What Works for America’s Communities” with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Citi Community Development and Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida. We were pleased to sponsor this event with fellow sponsors and hosts: […]

Is “Pot” Back on the Table? Florida Senator Files New Marijuana Bill This Week

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]         [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]On Monday, January 26, 2015, Florida state Senator Jeff Brandes (R) filed The Florida Medical Marijuana Act, a bill that would allow licensed Florida physicians to prescribe medical marijuana to patients afflicted with specific conditions. Although parts of this proposal (SB 528) are similar to sections of proposed constitutional […]

Walgreens is onto Telehealth

Why is the U.S. health care system ranked lower than 11 other industrialized countries and what are health care innovators doing about it? FIHI blogger, Theresa Nguyen takes a look at the Walgreens solution. The 2014 Commonwealth Fund Survey recently ranked the U.S. as being lowest in efficiency and quality of health care systems among […]

The NFL and the Biology of Rage

The video of Ray Rice and his wife and the pictures of Adrian Peterson’s son have ignited a chicken and egg debate about rage, violence and the NFL. We know that Mr. Peterson came to the league having experienced the same treatment he bestowed on his son, but did years of head trauma make him […]

Ebola in the United States: What Does This Mean for Florida?

  The Florida Institute for Health Innovation is remaining informed with the latest news and facts about the Ebola virus. Florida’s hospitals, health systems and airports have been preparing for weeks should the virus appear in our state.   In response to the United States’ first case of the Ebola virus, identified this week in […]

Toothaches: The Number One Reason Florida Children Miss School

Partner Spotlight: Dr. Richard A. Stevenson DDS, President of the Florida Dental Association, recently spoke to us about children’s dental health problems: “Can we afford it? Tooth decay in children is still growing at an alarming rate, even with the preventative services and fluoride available to all people. Diet and lack of proper home care […]

Kevin Sherin Receives Mission Award 2014

2014 Florida State University College of Medicine Faculty Council Keeper of the Mission Award The Florida State University College of Medicine Faculty Council Keeper of the Mission Award honors the clinical faculty member who has distinguished him/herself by participating in activities that model the mission of the college to educate and develop exemplary physicians who […]