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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who’s working collaboratively to build healthy communities?

From Seattle to Miami, collaborative leaders are working together for community resilience and health. ReThink Health recently released a new report, Multi-sector Partnerships for Health: 2014 Pulse Check Findings, profiling 133 initiatives nationwide that are driving health systems change. Report highlights include:   Florida’s communities listed in the report include the Bithlo Transformation Effort, Hialeah Healthy Families […]

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 […]

Liberty City Partnership Recognized as National Leader in Promoting Health

 (Miami, Florida): “Building a Healthy and Resilient Liberty City,” a collaboration between the Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI), the Miami Children’s Initiative, Catalyst Miami, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and Jackson Health System is one of 18 American neighborhood projects selected by the BUILD Health Challenge to develop innovative approaches to […]

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]

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 […]