Four ways to stay healthy during a hurricane

Four ways to protect your health during hurricane season By: Katharine Orr, FIHI Blogger Tropical storms and hurricanes are a norm for Floridians and its visitors, and most people prepare for them by taking measures to protect their homes and businesses. Indeed this is an important task, however the risks imposed by extreme tropical weather continue […]

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 […]

Freedom, Fireworks and Fear: Combat Veterans and PTSD

On the 4th of July, as people across the country took time to celebrate “freedom,” a number of men and women who fought for our freedom, took cover from the sounds of fireworks, for many, an all too familiar sound of war. In May, we spent time honoring Americans who lost their lives fighting for […]

The Heckler Report: 30 Years of Advancing Health Equity

Guest Blogger and FIHI Consultant, Katherine Chung, MD, MPH takes a moment to acknowledge the 30th anniversary of the Heckler Report. In 1985, when the Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health, or the Heckler Report, was published, Americans overall were seeing improvements in their life expectancy and overall health status.  […]

It’s Earth Day: Hear the President’s thoughts on climate change and health

In the weeks leading up to Earth Day 2015, President Obama announced a series of actions the administration will take to protect communities from the health impacts of climate change. These include: Announcing a White House Climate Change and Health Summit Highlighting actions by state and local leaders to reduce the impact of climate change Releasing […]

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 […]

What exactly are the County Health Rankings?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Released in March of every year, the County Health Rankings provide us with a snapshot illustrating how the places we live, work, learn and play affect our health. Stay tuned for FIHI’s statewide release of the 2015 Rankings.  Register for our statewide webinar.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Are the measles here to stay?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]According to the latest count from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from January 1 to March 6, 2015, 173 people from 17 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles. Seventy-three percent (73%) are a part of the Disneyland outbreak. This week experts warned this week that more […]

PAHO-funded Caribbean One Health Leadership Series brings Global Public Health to FIHI

The Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI) is collaborating with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the University of the West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine, the Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the Caribbean One Health Leadership Series. From November 10 […]