Members of the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Committee appointed

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is pleased to announce the newly elected 2019-2020 Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs that provide guidance to the Consortium.

Committee Chair, Vice Chair Children Issues, Alina Soto, Department of Children Services;

Cristina Brito, United Way, Elder Issues

Michael Pearson, Alzheimer’s Association

Cindy Brown, Lambda Living, Health and the Built Environment

Cheryl Jacobs, Miami Center for Architecture and Design

Joanna Lombard, University of Miami Health, Promotion and Disease Prevention

Leyanee Perez, American Healthy Weight Alliance

Ana Teri Busse-Arvesu, Miami -Dade County Office of the Mayor.

Marketing and Membership

Edwin O’Dell, Jackson Health System

Jason Mizrachi, Univision, Tobacco-Free Workgroup

Dr. Richard Thurer, University of Miami

Bill Amodeo, All Star Media – Worksite Wellness

Nathan Burandt, FIU

Desiree Addereley, Miami- Dade County

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.

To learn more, visit the Consortium For a Healthier Miami-Dade website for meeting times and updates.

Consortium membership is free and open to all individuals who share the vision, mission and goals of the Consortium. To become a member and participate in the monthly Consortium committee meetings, simply fill out the form by clicking here.


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