Live Healthy Little Havana is a collective impact initiative focused on promoting a healthier Little Havana supported by the Health Foundation of South Florida (HFSF) and coordinated by the City of Miami. The goal is to strengthen community capacity to collaboratively plan and collectively carryout strategies to improve health. The initiative focuses on 3 areas: Physical Activity, Mental Health and Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and Primary Healthcare.
UHP co-chairs the Physical Activity Health Impact Team and also sits on the Board of Directors for the Initiative. UHP provides technical assistance associated with creating a healthy and safe built environment throughout Little Havana. Through Little Havana on the Move, an extension of this initiative led by UHP, UHP is working to develop and implement policy, system, and environmental changes to improve active, safe, and convenient transportation for all modes and users, help increase physical activity, and increase access to the many assets in Little Havana. UHP has also worked to engage residents and gather community input on their vision and priorities for Little Havana to help inform the Little Havana Me Importa Master Plan and low-cost, high impact strategies. Additionally, UHP hired, trained, and oversees community liaisons, who are residents of Little Havana, to engage the community and ensure that community input is integrated throughout all efforts. Community liaisons have worked to build their own capacity for advocating for the needs of Little Havana and to become Champions in their community to support sustainable change.
Learn more about Live Healthy Little Havana at: https://www.livehealthylittlehavana.com/