Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

About Us

The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Committee was established in 2003 to improve community health through education and the creation of environments that support healthy behaviors. Committee initiatives focus on education, screening, and policy efforts aimed to prevent chronic disease and encourage the adoption and practice of healthy behaviors.

Goals

  1. Educate the Miami-Dade Community on the adoption and practice of healthy behaviors to reduce chronic disease.
  2. Improve access to and awareness of healthy food in underserved communities.
  3. Create a centralized system of Health Fairs in our community.
  4. Coordination and dissemination of Speakers’ Bureau.

Meeting Information

The Committee meets every third Tuesday of each month at the Beacon Center, 8323 NW 12th Street, Suite 212, Miami, FL 33126 from 2pm– 4pm.

Committee Facilitators

Chair: Leyanee Perez, The American Healthy Weight Alliance

Vice-Chair: Vacant

Liaison: Lisseth Guerra, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, Lisseth.Guerra@flhealth.gov , 305-234-5400 Ext. 2503

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