FIMR Community Forum

Florida Institute for Health Innovation invites you to attend our Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Community Forum where our FIMR group examines maternal morbidity and mortality. Dr. Colette Brown-Graham and Dr. Debra Jones will discuss racial disparities, trends and significant factors and preventative measures in maternal morbidity and mortality. Come and learn how you can […]

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month

The loss of an infant is devastating. October 15, 1988, President Ronald Regan declared October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month enable us the opportunity to reflect and honor the babies that have died but are forever in our hearts. It is also a time to provide support to […]

September is Maternal and Infant Health Month

Safe Sleep and National Breastfeeding Month Infant mortality continues to be a public health crisis in the United States, and that means, simply that too many babies die before their first birthday. But change is possible, and there are ways to reach every mother and every child to ensure that all babies get the chance […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Month. Throughout the month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), works to generate national awareness and education about mental health, fight the stigma associated with mental illness, advocate for mental health care, and provide support for those in need. Their focus this year is #CureStigma, a campaign created to address […]

Public Health employees are the unsung heroes

“Public Health employees are the unsung heroes.” “The community needs us now more than ever,” says Dr. Alina Alonso in this heartfelt message to Palm Beach County Dept of Health employees working through #Covid19 #HeroesWorkHere. Click here to view video 

PBC FIMR Radio Interviews on WSWN Sugar 900 and WPOM 1600 AM

Yesterday, Palm Beach County Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Team qualitative abstractor Martine Jolicoeur, MHSA, was featured on two local radio stations to speak on how the Palm Beach County FIMR program is working to reduce infant mortality as well as share resources with listeners. Martine and Debra Oliver, RN, were interviewed in English by […]

FIHI FIMR Team Receives Proclamation for Efforts During Infant Mortality Awareness Month

Palm Beach County Commissioner, Melissa McKinlay, acknowledged the Florida Institute for Health Innovation’s Fetal Infant Mortality Review team for their work leading up to Infant Mortality Awareness Month during the County Commissioners’ September 10th meeting. The team received a “Palm Beach County Proclamation,” which recognized the intent of the month and served to bring more […]

Financial Health Matters to Maternal and Child Health

April 25th is Financial Health Matters Day. This day serves as an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of the financial health challenges faced by families in our community and the need for cross-sector collaboration and solutions. Poor financial and physical health go hand in hand Most people are one medical emergency or treatment […]

FIHI Selected to Lead Regional Hurricane Response Hub

  MIAMI, Florida– The Florida Institute for Health Innovation has been chosen to serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub (HRH) initiative led by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this national program is designed to […]

What Makes Us Sick and How We Heal – System Changes for a New Age of Health

Thursday April 4, 2019 from 12pm – 1pm The Florida Institute for Health Innovation and University Of Miami Department Of Public Health Sciences have established the “The Dr. Lillian Rivera Annual Lecture Series.” The recently retired, Dr. Lillian Rivera, has long been a trailblazing leader on the local, regional and national levels in public health […]