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? […]

The Oral Health Care System: Florida Analysis

The ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI) has created at-a-glance reports on an assortment of oral health indicators for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Subjects for each include dental care utilization, oral health status, attitudes and oral health knowledge, fluoridation rates, reimbursement rates to providers, dentist to population ratios, and percentage of dentists who […]

Confronting our fear: Public health and the study of guns

As two shooters made final preparations to orchestrate a massacre in San Bernadino, a group of physicians were on Capitol Hill with petition in hand to demand an end to the Congressional ban on federally-funded gun violence research: the so-called “Dickey Amendment.” According to the Huffington Post, one day prior to 2015’s 353rd United States mass shooting, […]

What if all Florida communities had the same opportunities for health?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] 8,000 Premature Deaths in Florida Could Be Prevented If All Florida Counties Had the Same Opportunity to Be Healthy New Report Highlights Health Gaps among Florida’s Counties  and Details Strategies for Improvement If we gave all Floridians a fair shot at being healthy, we could prevent nearly 8,000 premature deaths every year, according to […]