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The Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Hosts its 15th Anniversary Celebration

August 09, 2018

Miami, FL – The Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade County will be hosting its Annual Event on September 14, 2018. This year we are celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Consortium’s inception.

Event:             The Consortium Annual Event: 15 Year Anniversary
Location:         The Rusty Pelican- 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Date:               September 14, 2018
Time:               8:00am-12:00pm

The event provides community members from diverse backgrounds with a unique opportunity to come together in an effort to analyze, develop, and advance strategies to increase the health of the community.

In the area of public health, one agency alone cannot do it alone; however, through transparent and integrative collaboration, the Consortium’s vision of a healthy environment, healthy lifestyles and a healthy community for all Miami-Dade County residents and visitors can be fulfilled.

The Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade was established in 2003 by the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County to address the increasing rate of chronic disease in the community. The goals of the Consortium are to:

  • Integrate planning and assessment processes to maximize partnerships and expertise of the community in accomplishing its goals.
  • Increase the percentage of adults and children who are at a healthy weight.
  • Build and revitalize communities so people can live healthy lives.
  • Increase access to resources that promote healthy behaviors.

The Consortium is guided by the goals and objectives established in Healthy People 2020. It is comprised of over 400 organizations, all united by the common belief that through collaboration and prevention-focused initiatives, Miami-Dade County residents can live longer, healthier and happier.

The Consortium Annual Event is in part being sponsored by West Kendall Baptist Hospital, one of the many partners of the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade.

The event is open to the community. To register and learn more click here.