About Little Havana on the Move
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 carry out strategies to improve health.
Learn more about Live Healthy Little Havana at https://www.livehealthylittlehavana.com/.
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, a project within the initiative, 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.
Now in the third year of Little Havana on the Move, UHP is focused on installing semi-permanent to permanent built environment changes on NW 2nd Street from NW 17th Ave to NW 9th Ave. This corridor was selected for this proposal was because it was identified as a roadway to be ‘right sized’ in the City of Miami Mobility Plan and it would improve access to Henderson Park. These improvements could serve as an example for how streets can be transformed through low-cost, high-impact tactics that increase safety, promote active transportation and healthier choices, increase access to community assets, build greater social connection, and create a sense of place. As part of the Phase III work, a Friends of Little Havana Parks group will be created to help support and develop changes related to each park in Little Havana and access to those parks. The ‘Friends’ and other community members would be involved in identifying the changes they would like to see on NW 2nd Street and in shaping the details of the area. This would include supporting policy and systems changes related to reducing litter, improving the partnership between local residents/stakeholders and governmental agencies, and creating an environment that welcomes physical activity.
About the Funders
Health Foundation of South Florida, a nonprofit organization, improves health through community investments for health promotion and preventive services. With leadership and effective partnerships on a national, state and local level, the Foundation advances the ability of residents in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties to lead healthier lives. Since its founding in 1993, the Foundation has worked with more than 400 organizations and awarded over $120 million. For more information, please call 305.374.7200 or visit www.hfsf.org.
America Walks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit national organization is leading the way in empowering communities to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable walking conditions for all. America Walks provides a voice for walking and walkable communities with federal agencies, provide strategy support, training and technical assistance to statewide, regional, and local organizations, and serve as the convener of the national Every Body Walk! Collaborative. Together, America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative boast 700 allied organizations who across the nation are working to increase walking and make America a better place to walk. America Walks funding will help support crosswalk improvements. For more information please visit http://americawalks.org/.
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Estamos enfocados en la instalación de cambios ambientales semipermanentes a permanentes en NW 2nd Street desde NW 17th Ave hasta NW 9th Ave, como cruces peatonales pintados, carriles para bicicletas, bancos, y botes de basura. Estas mejoras podrían servir como ejemplo de cómo las calles pueden transformarse a través de tácticas de bajo costo y alto impacto que aumentan la seguridad, promueven el transporte activo y opciones más saludables, aumentan el acceso a activos comunitarios, construyen una mayor conectividad social y crean un sentido de lugar.
Para cualquier pregunta sobre el proyecto Little Havana on the Move Phase III o si está interesado en involucrarse con Amigos of Little Havana Parks, por favor comuníquese con Elsa Vazquez en Elsa@urbanhs.com.
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We are focused on installing semi-permanent to permanent built environment changes on NW 2nd Street from NW 17th Ave to NW 9th Ave, such as painted crosswalks, bike lanes, benches, and trash cans. These improvements could serve as an example for how streets can be transformed through low-cost, high-impact tactics that increase safety, promote active transportation and healthier choices, increase access to community assets, build greater social connection, and create a sense of place.
For any questions regarding the Little Havana on the Move Phase III project, or if you are interested in joining the Friends of Little Havana Parks group, please contact Laurie Fucini-Joy at Laurie@urbanhs.com.
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