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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Study Promotes Battlefields’ Lessons To Advance National Trauma Care

By Rachel Bluth (Originally published by Kaiser Health News on June 17, 2016) Tens of thousands of American lives could be saved each year with a concerted national effort to emulate what top military and civilian trauma centers are doing, a prestigious panel of top medical experts reported Friday. “It is time for a national goal owned […]

Health issues due to sea level rise impact communities in South Florida

July 11, 2016 (West Palm Beach, FL) – The Florida Institute for Health Innovation released a report today on communities from Palm Beach to Key West with the greatest risk for adverse health effects of sea level rise. In conjunction with the South Florida Regional Planning Council and Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies, […]

Stopping Zika: A call to action for Florida’s children, churches and corporations

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Every Community Deserves Good Health

Did you know that your zip code can be a predictor of your health? So can your place of birth, where you work and play, your income and education, and a host of other factors – in addition to the choices you make each day about what to eat, when to work out and whether […]