Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH)
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County awarded nearly $3.4 million to drive down chronic disease and create a healthier Miami-Dade County.
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County was awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through its Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Initiative. The PICH awards are part of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiative to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending. The funding period is set for a three year project that is meant to support efforts to advance policy, systems and environmental changes in Miami-Dade County to promote and make healthy living easier.
Efforts are being directed to address the leading risk factors for major causes of death and disability in Miami-Dade; tobacco use, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity and clinical linkages. The goal is to positively impact these areas in the places where residents live, learn, work, eat, play, or receive health care to make healthy choices and taking control of their health easier. You can make healthy happen today! Click here to connect to healthy places near you.
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