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 […]

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 […]

Crime in Liberty City as a Public Health Issue

Originally published in the Miami Herald June 15, 2015 as an op-ed written by Dr. Roderick King. In recent months, the nightly news opens with stories of crime, violence, poverty and disparity in America’s cities and then, quite often, right before signing off, it presents a somewhat lighter feature giving us ways to improve our […]

Improving Population Health with Roadmaps to Health Coaching

Ericka Burroughs-Girardi, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps community coach and Becky Bray Walsher and Alyssa Curtis of Live Well Northwest Florida discuss how they are using the Rankings to build a healthy community. In March, County Health Ranking & Roadmaps (CHR&R)* released the much anticipated 2015 Rankings. The Rankings provide a snapshot of the overall […]

Detecting Disparity: Three Interactive Health Equity Data Tools

[vc_row][vc_column animation=”none” column_padding=”no-extra-padding” background_color_opacity=”1″][vc_column_text]National Minority Health Month reminds us that not only is our health determined by where we live, work, learn and play but also by our race and ethnicity. The recently updated Child Opportunity Index shows that a disproportionately high percentage of minority children are living in neighborhood settings unconducive to optimal child […]

2015 Florida County Health Rankings Release March 25. Register now.

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] SAVE THE DATE Florida Release Webinar 2015 County Health Rankings  Wednesday  March 25, 2015 12:30 pm EST Please join us for the annual Florida County Health Rankings release webinar with FIHI CEO Dr. Roderick King. He will discuss: How the County Health Rankings are calculated 2015 health indicator changes Florida’s health indicator trends  Register […]