UHP Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Miami, FLTo recognize the significance of Urban Health Partnerships’ 10-year anniversary, Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava presented UHP with a proclamation designating September 14th as Urban Health Partnerships 10th Anniversary Day. View the proclamation here. 

Urban Health Partnerships (UHP) Celebrates 10 Years of Building Equitable Communities in South Florida Joined by Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

Dr. Andrea Iglesias, CEO/Executive Director of UHP shared, “UHP’ mission has never been so relevant, important, and impactful. We believe that everyone has the right to a healthy life and UHP has worked tirelessly for the last 10 years to make that a reality. The most exciting part is knowing that we have only just begun.” 

Urban Health Partnerships (UHP) has distinguished itself in its leadership in collective impact initiatives and by emphasizing community empowerment and integration toward health and wellbeing. On September 14, 2011, Anamarie Ferreira de Melo and Isabel Rovira co-founded the organization with the vision that real, sustainable change could only occur through long-term investment, community-driven approaches, and a commitment to health equity. This date marks the 10th anniversary of Urban Health Partnerships’ founding in Miami-Dade County.

The UHP team consists of a multidisciplinary staff that brings a unique lens to improving community health through integrating their passion and expertise in public and mental health, engineering and transportation, and community development. UHP mobilizes communities and governments toward health equity and sets itself apart through community-driven leadership and engagement in its innovative initiatives: Healthy Streets and Public Spaces, Age-friendly Communities for Longevity, Food Access, Security, and Justice, and Building a Culture of Health Equity. During the COVID-19 pandemic, UHP has played a critical role in increasing awareness about COVID-19 testing, vaccines, and resources. UHP partnered with Miami-Dade County and the Health Foundation of South Florida on the I Did It! Campaign and provided outreach and coordination in the Overtown community. 

Throughout every project, UHP focuses on policy, systems, and environmental changes to transform communities and ensure that community members, especially those who have been historically disenfranchised have opportunities to be healthy and have quality of life. This includes capacity building of residents and organizations, community engagement     , improving the built environment so residents can walk, bike, or take transit to places they need to be healthy or building advocacy efforts in support of healthier and inclusive environments and communities. UHP has led, managed, and/or greatly supported health and equity initiatives throughout Miami-Dade County such as the Miami-Dade County Age Friendly Initiative, the Activate Overtown Initiative, the Safe Streets Summit, Little Havana on the Move, Get Moving Miami Gardens and many others. 

There are many ways to help celebrate and support UHP, including:

Donating $10 to celebrate 10 years of UHP


Supporting UHP on Give Miami Day, from November 15-18, 2021


You can also support UHP through other fundraising initiatives found on the support page here.

 As a non profit organization, your support can help UHP continue its work with residents, governments, and organizations to make sure we all have access to opportunities to be healthy. 

About Urban Health Partnerships

Urban Health Partnerships (UHP) is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 whose mission is to invest in our communities by co-designing sustainable change and promoting equity and wellbeing across the lifespan. Learn more about UHP at www.urbanhp.org.