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DOH-Miami-Dade Announces the RWJF Culture of Health Prize Celebration & Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Annual Event

January 24, 2017

Miami, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County will host the Celebration of the RWJF Culture of Health Prize in conjunction with the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Annual Event.


When: Friday, January 27, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Where: Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132


How: Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ConsortiumEvent to RSVP


Miami-Dade County is one of the seven winners of the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. With the Prize, RWJF honors communities that are fostering powerful partnerships to create an environment where all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Miami-Dade County was chosen from nearly 200 applicant communities across the country.


The Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade under the leadership of the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County serves as a platform for key stakeholders to join forces in order to create a Culture of Health in Miami-Dade through policy, systems and environmental changes. The Consortium is grateful to its partners, and County and City officials for their continued support. Join us as we celebrate and highlight the work that we have accomplished as a community.


“We are thrilled that Miami-Dade County has received the RWJF Culture of Health Prize; at the same time, we acknowledge the need for continuing our efforts toward building and sustaining a healthy Miami-Dade. This recognition will inspire us in making greater strides within our community,” stated Lillian Rivera, RN, MSN, PhD, Administrator /Health Officer of the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County.


Learn more about Miami-Dade County’s work, as well as this year’s other prize winners through a collection videos, photos and more at www.rwjf.org/Prize.


About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care. We are working with others to build a national Culture of Health enabling everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.


About the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute advances health and well-being for all by developing and evaluating interventions and promoting evidence-based approaches to policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels. The Institute works across the full spectrum of factors that contribute to health. A focal point for health and health care dialogue within the University of Wisconsin-Madison and beyond, and a convener of stakeholders, the Institute promotes an exchange of expertise between those in academia and those in the policy and practice arena. The Institute leads the work on the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and the RWJF Culture of Health Prize. For more information, visit http://uwphi.pophealth.wisc.edu


About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.


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