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DOH-Miami-Dade County’s Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade will be hosting Health Equity in 2020: What Does this Mean and Why Does it Matter in the Age of COVID-19?

September 22, 2020

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786-336-1276 

Miami, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County’s Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade will be hosting the Health Equity in 2020: What Does this Mean and Why Does it Matter in the Age of COVID-19? Webinar event on Friday, October 2, 2020. 

Event:            Health Equity in 2020: What Does this Mean and Why Does it Matter in

           the Age of COVID-19? Webinar  

Location:      GoToWebinar Platform

Date:              Friday, October 2, 2020

Time:             10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Join us as we present information on how to facilitate conversations on health equity in times of change and community challenges. From the COVID-19 public health emergency and its impact on minority communities to the nationwide realization that not all is fair or equitable in communities. Attendees will have the exciting opportunity to learn from national leaders in the field of public health. Best practices, lessons learned, and strategies will be shared for leveraging partnerships to improve leadership and organizational thinking to begin those tough conversations towards lasting change and health equity. 

At this event, we will have two expert speakers in the field of public health. Dr. Marissa Levine, a professor of the Practice Pathway, from the University of South Florida, College of Public Health. She will be discussing leadership and how to leverage community partnerships to improve Public Health. Liz Spurrell-Huss, Director of Community Education at Montefiore Health System’s Office of Community & Population Health will speak about community health initiatives aimed at improving health and well-being through addressing social determinants of health. 

In the area of public health, one agency 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 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 Miami-Dade community. 

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

 

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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