Health and the Built Environment

About Us

The Health and the Built Environment Committee of the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade was established in order to educate the community, public and, private stakeholders about the health impacts of the built environment, develop strategies and influence solutions.


  1. To increase awareness of the relationship between the built environment and the community’s health.
  2. To support policies that promote incidental physical activity and access to healthful foods.
  3. To foster collaborations between organizations and act as a catalyst for an environment that supports a healthier Miami-Dade County.

Meeting Information

*Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, in-person meetings of the committee have been suspended indefinitely. The committee is now conducting virtual calls via Zoom; please email Robert Ward for more information or check the events page.*

In person meetings: Second Tuesday of every other month at CRB1080, Don Soffer Clinical Research building, 1120 NW 14th St, Miami, FL 33136 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM.
Committee Facilitators

Chair: Cheryl Jacobs, AIA Miami Center for Architecture & Design

Vice-Chair: Joanna Lombard, University of Miami

Liaison: Robert Ward, or call (305) 234-5400, Ext. 8847

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