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 […]

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 […]

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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