Public Health Institutes (PHIs) are non-profit organizations that build healthy communities by promoting and facilitating innovation, collaboration and resource-sharing. PHIs work with a broad-base of stakeholders including health care, government, academia, business and communities. As a PHI, the Institute provides expertise in the following areas:
- Data-driven, results-based strategic planning
- Collaboration for collective impact
- Policy analysis of health impacts
- Rapid-cycle research and evaluation
- Training and technical assistance
The Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI) believes that today’s health challenges require a new way of working based on shared leadership; aligning root causes and strategy and measureable results. We believe that innovative collaborations produce innovative solutions for healthier communities. A nonprofit public health institute, FIHI facilitates data-driven, results-based collaborative action; conducts community-focused research and evaluation, and provides impartial analysis of policy health impacts.Adaptation Work:
- With funding from the Kresge Foundation, FIHI and Florida Atlantic University researchers are identifying and modeling the health impacts of sea-level rise in order to plan for adaptation and resiliency.
- In 2013, FIHI conducted an HIA that assessed the health effects of 110 recommendations in the four-county Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Action Plan.
The Regional Climate Action Plan has garnered national attention for its comprehensive approach to regional climate change adaptation and mitigation planning
In 2013, FIHI worked in collaboration with the nationally recognized Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact to provide them with Health Impact Assessment that examined the health effects of the 110 recommendations they developed for the four-county Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Action Plan. This plan has garnered national attention for its comprehensive approach to regional climate change adaptation and mitigation planning. Read FIHI’s Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Health Impact Assessment here.