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 […]

The Influence of Financial Health on Population Health

By Roderick K. King, MD, MPH Chief Executive Officer, Florida Institute for Health Innovation A growing body of literature suggests that our financial well-being significantly influences our physical and mental health.  Poor “financial health,” a term we don’t usually hear, leaves individuals and families increasingly vulnerable to poor overall health outcomes, increases racial and ethnic […]

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. […]

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 […]

Florida leads the nation in Zika cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 153 travel-related cases of Zika, and Florida tops the list. The state with the highest number of reported Zika cases, as of Friday, March 4, Florida had 48 confirmed cases, four of which are pregnant women. So why does Florida have the most reported cases? […]

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 […]