About Health Equity Think Tanks

Florida International University (FIU) and Urban Health Partnerships (UHP), in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health’s (FDOH) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, hosted two Health Equity Think Tanks. These two innovative stakeholder events were funded by the FDOH, and UHP led the co-design, planning, development, outreach, promotion, coordination, implementation and evaluation. The Health Equity Think Tanks engaged 55 diverse local decision-makers, organizational and community members, partners, academics, experts, and others around a solution and action-oriented discussion on the intersections of the social determinants of health (SDOH) and equity. Through these facilitated discussions community leaders (both resident leaders and leaders of small and large organizations) were engaged around how they see these SDOH impacting their communities and what they view as potential solutions to these barriers/challenges. The Palm Beach and Broward Health Equity Think Tank was held virtually on May 25, 2022 and focused on finding solutions to address healthcare access and quality in Broward and Palm Beach counties. The Miami-Dade County (MDC) Health Equity Think Tank took place on June 9, 2022 and provided an opportunity to discuss ways to improve housing access and quality in MDC.

Are you interested in having UHP host a Health Equity Think Tank for your organization? Please contact Janiece Davis at janiece@urbanhp.org.


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