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 Ultimate Guide to Helping Children Have Healthy Teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Check out valuable tips on how to keep your children’s teeth healthy, and learn what you can expect to see as far as dental development at various ages by visiting the Mom Loves Best blog.

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 […]

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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FIHI statement on the Orlando shooting

June 16, 2016 (West Palm Beach, FL) – The Florida Institute for Health Innovation expresses our sorrow and support for the LGBT community in Orlando and abroad and for the loved ones of those killed at the Pulse nightclub. This atrocity reminds us that in 2016 the LGBT community remains marginalized due to discrimination, rhetoric […]