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Coping with Stress After Hurricane Irma

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Tallahassee, Fla.—Feeling stressed before or after a traumatic event like a hurricane is normal. But, this stress becomes a problem when we are unable to cope well with it and when the stress gets in the way of taking care of ourselves and family, going to school, or doing our jobs. Coping well with stress begins with recognizing how we are reacting and then by taking steps to manage our reactions in a healthy way.

Congratulations to the Miami-Dade County, Fla., for being named a 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winning community. A vibrant, collaborative, and coordinated approach to improved health is happening across a diverse Miami-Dade County, where 51 percent of its almost 2.7 million residents are foreign-born and at least 79 cultures are represented within its borders. Hundreds of organizations and partners have joined together to make schools healthier, streets safer and more opportunities for well-being available to all. Learn more at www.rwjf.org/prize.

Miami Sets Sights on Health for All