The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County recognized the need for the community to join forces to combat the increasing rates of chronic disease in the county.

In September 2003, a meeting of community partners was called and the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade was established. The Consortium is comprised of over 161 organizations, all united by the common belief that through collaboration and prevention-focused initiatives, Miami-Dade County residents can live longer, happier and healthier.

Efforts are being directed to address the leading risk factors for major causes of death and disability in Miami-Dade; tobacco use, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity and clinical linkages. The goal is to positively impact these areas in the places where residents live, learn, work, eat, play, or receive health care to make healthy choices and taking control of their health easier. You can make healthy happen today! Click here to connect to healthy places near you.