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Health Foundation of South Florida seeks to advance knowledge and learning about critical health issues and to inform health care policy and practice in our state. Here we offer a collection of timely information resources for grantees, policymakers, employers, journalists and individuals. Over time we will be building an extensive repository of data, information on health-related groups and initiatives as well as key health-related reports.

Local, State, National Data and Health Sources
Advocacy and Public Policy
The Nonprofit Sector
Other Funding Opportunities
Healthy Eating Active Communities/Health Promotion
Prevention/Preventive Health
Oral Health
Behavioral Health
Primary Care/Chronic Care Management
Medical Homes Resources
Quality and Safety Resources

Local, State, National Data and Health Sources

Broward Regional Health Planning Council: Local health council committed to delivering health and human service innovations at the national, state and local level through planning, direct services, implementation, evaluation and organizational capacity building.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
: Part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health, through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

Florida CHARTS: Short for the Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set, this website, an initiative of the State Department of Health, provides county, community and state data on a number of health indicators.

Health Council of South Florida: Local health council that develops district health plans containing data, analysis and recommendations that relate to health care status and needs in the community. The recommendations are designed to improve access to health care, reduce disparities in health status, assist state and local governments in the development of sound and rational health care policies, and advocate on behalf of the underserved.

Healthy People:A national health promotion and disease prevention initiative bringing together many individuals and agencies to improve the health of all Americans and eliminate disparities in health.

Miami-Dade County Community Report Cards: A series of reports analyzing multiple health indicators in eight general areas of well-being for Miami Dade Country, determining how healthy we are and how well systems and institutions are meeting resident needs.

Miami Matters: An initiative of the Health Council of South Florida, Miami Matters is a dynamic, interactive web-based information system that provides easy to understand health, environmental and other quality of life indicators for Miami-Dade County.

Nonprofit Career Resource Guide
A career in the non-profit sector can be incredibly rewarding. It can also be difficult without the support of others with a similar vision. From getting started to finding ongoing sources of funding, building a successful nonprofit organization takes a lot of work. Make it easier on yourself by tapping into the many resources offered by the trustworthy groups profiled in this guide.

Advocacy and Public Policy

Center for Science in the Public Interest: A nonprofit education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of our food supply.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Works at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low-and-moderate-income families and individuals.

Community Voices Miami: Works to effectively inform policy decisions in Miami-Dade County so that all medically uninsured and underinsured individuals will be able to receive quality medical care.

Florida CHAIN: A statewide consumer health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians by promoting access to affordable, quality health care.

Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis:Performs several important functions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health care services in the state and to support consumers in health care decision making.

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council: Guides development and administration of services by planning and funding research, innovations and programs.

Health Affairs: Health policy journal publishing original, peer-reviewed research and commentary.

National Conference of State Legislatures:Provides information about state governing bodies, current legislation and reports, surveys, and policies.

National Health Policy Forum: A participant driven information-exchange program that aims at fostering more informed government decision making.

Urban Institute:Analyzes policies, evaluates programs, and informs community development to improve social, civic, and economic well-being.


Chronicle of Philanthropy:The newspaper of the nonprofit world.

Commonwealth Fund: A private foundation that supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy.

Florida Philanthropic Network: A coalition of Florida's leading grantmakers who seek to organize and promote philanthropy in Florida, help develop the research agenda in philanthropy and encourage dialogue and collaboration among nonprofits, businesses and government.

Foundation Center: Comprehensive directory offers links to private foundations, corporate-giving programs and other sources of nonprofit funding.

Grantmakers in Health:A nonprofit educational organization that helps funders and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people.

Philanthropy Journal: Online publication of state, national and international news on fundraising, giving, managing, grant seeking, volunteering, and technology in the nonprofit and philanthropic community. 

The Nonprofit Sector

2-1-1 Broward:2-1-1 Broward is the only 24/7 comprehensive agency in the county that provides individuals and families with all of the critical connections to health and human service agencies and programs they need in just one call.

Alliance for NonProfit Management: A member-led association that delivers management and governance support services. 

Board Source: The premier resource for building strong and effective nonprofit boards.

Free Management Library: One of the world’s largest free business libraries for for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Guidestar: The national database of nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Resource Center: Directory of sites of interest to nonprofits. Covers legal and board of directors issues; support organizations; finance, accounting, and management; fundraising and marketing. 

Switchboard of Miami: a private, nonprofit organization that provides the Miami-Dade County community with comprehensive telephone crisis counseling, suicide prevention, information and referral services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Other Funding Opportunities

Broward Children’s Services Council: Provides leadership, advocacy, and funding for services for and on behalf of children, created by voter referendum in Broward County.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: Houses all federal (U.S.) assistance programs available to state and local governments as well as the private and nonprofit organizations.

Community Foundation of Broward
: Provides leadership on community solutions and fosters philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter.

The Miami Foundation
: A grantmaking organization that funds a wide array of initiatives in Miami-Dade County. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
: The nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public’s health and health care.

The Children’s Trust: A dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of the children and families in Miami-Dade County.

United Way of Broward County: Unites the resources of donors and volunteers to identify the community’s most pressing needs and creates measurable results.

United Way of Miami Dade: A powerful partnership strategically investing in quality programs, building partnerships, advocating for better policies, engaging people in their community and leveraging resources in the Miami Dade community.

Healthy Eating Active Communities/Health Promotion

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: First-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.

Office on Women’s Health
: Part of the Department of Health and Human Services, The OWH works to improve the health and sense of well-being of all U.S. women and girls.

: Body and Mind (BAM) is an interactive tool based on two years of market research and development for adolescents, providing up-to-date information and encouragement to increase their level of physical activity and establish fitness habits.

Let’s Move: Program developed by First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is at the forefront of the nation's efforts to prevent and control chronic diseases. Provides online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.

Verb: Interactive web site provides children ages 9-13 with ideas on how to become physically active. The site is part of an overall youth media campaign overseen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Prevention/Preventive Health

American Cancer Society: A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

Cancer Control PLANET: This portal provides access to data and resources that can help planners, program staff, and researchers to design, implement and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs.

National Cancer Institute
: The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:  Works to create communities where individuals, families, schools and workplaces take action to promote emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental illness and substance abuse.

National Institute on Drug Abuse: NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction through strategic support and conduct of research, as well as assuring rapid, effective dissemination of research results to inform policy and prevention efforts.
: Motivates youth to stay tobacco free and empowers current smokers to quit.

Tobacco Free Florida: Protects Floridians from the dangers of tobacco.

American Lung Association: Leading organization working to improve lung health and prevent lung disease.

AIDS.Gov: Expands visibility of relevant HIV policies, programs and resources, increases use of new media tools by government and other partners to extend the reach of HIV programs to those at greatest risk, and increases knowledge about HIV and access to HIV services for those most at-risk for, or living with, HIV.

HIV/AIDS: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC’s resource for HIV/AIDS general information, data, prevention research, testing information and the like.

Effective HIV Interventions:  A clearinghouse for effective HIV prevention programs.

The Prevention Institute: As a national non-profit organization, the Institute is committed to preventing illness and injury, to fostering health and social equity, and to building momentum for community prevention as an integral component of a quality health system.

Trust for America’s Health:  A non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.

Oral Health

A Guide for Developing and Enhancing Community Oral Health Programs: Walks local public health agencies through the steps for developing, integrating, expanding or enhancing community oral health programs.

American Association of Public Health Dentistry: A membership organization for those concerned with improving the public’s oral health, providing a forum for ideas exchange and support of effective programs for oral health promotion and prevention.

American Association for Community Dental Programs: A voluntary membership organization that supports the efforts of those with an interest in serving the oral health needs of vulnerable populations at the community level.

American Academy of Pediatrics Oral Health: American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for children. Their Oral Health Initiative provides a multitude of resources including state listings and resources, information on oral health issues and a video trainings.

American Dental Association: Founded in 1859, the American Dental Association is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients.

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
: ASTDD provides leadership to promote a governmental oral health presence in each state and territory, to formulate and promote sound oral health policy, to increase awareness of oral health issues, and to assist in the development of initiatives for prevention and control of oral diseases.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Division of Oral Health: Works to prevent and control oral diseases and conditions and reduce disparities by building the knowledge, tools, and networks that promote healthy behaviors and effective public health practices and programs.

Children’s Dental Health Project: Creates and advances innovative solutions to achieve oral health for all children.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center: Responds to the needs of states and communities in addressing current and emerging public oral health issues. The resource center collaborates with federal, state, and local agencies; national and state organizations and associations; and foundations to gather, develop, and share quality and valued information and materials.

National Oral Health Surveillance System: Designed to monitor the burden of oral disease, use of the oral health care delivery system, and the status of community water fluoridation on both a national and state level.

Public Health Dental Program (Florida Department of Health)
: Leads the Department of Health's efforts to improve and maintain the oral health of all persons in Florida.

Safety Net Dental Manual: Designed to help safety net dental clinic staff with all aspects of clinic development and ongoing operations.

Simple Steps to Better Dental Health: Features consumer information from Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine.

Oral Health Florida: Works with national, state and local stakeholders to improve oral health in Florida.

Behavioral Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Works to create communities where individuals, families, schools and workplaces take action to promote emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental illness and substance abuse.

Behavioral Health Division of Health Resources and Services Association: HRSA’s clearinghouse for behavioral health resources that integrate with primary medical care.

National Council for Behavioral Health
: Together with 2,000 member organizations, the Council serves the most vulnerable citizens (over 8 million adults and children) living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders.

Primary Care/Chronic Care Management

American Heart Association: A national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Lung Association of Southeast Florida: The mission of the American Lung Association of South Florida is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. This is accomplished through research, education, direct services and advocacy.

American Diabetes Association: The nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. 

Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC): BPHC funds Health Centers in underserved communities, providing access to high quality, family oriented, and comprehensive primary and preventive health care for people who are low-income, uninsured or face other obstacles to getting health care.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Diabetes Public Health Resources:Reduce the preventable burden of diabetes through public health leadership, partnership, research, programs, and policies that translate science into practice.

Center for Health Evidence: Provides a range of information and communication services to a variety of health organizations and professional associations.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Helps provide health resources for medically underserved populations and also works to build the health care workforce and maintains the National Health Service Corps.

Improving Chronic Illness Care: ICIC has worked for more than a decade with national partners toward the goal of bettering the health of chronically ill patients by helping health systems, especially those that serve low-income populations, improve their care through implementation of the Chronic Care Model (CCM). CCM identifies the essential elements of a health care system that encourage high-quality chronic disease care: the community, the health system, self-management support, delivery system design, decision support and clinical information systems.

Office of Minority Health: Works to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.

Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative: A coalition of major employers, consumer groups, patient quality organizations, health plans, labor unions, hospitals, physicians and many others who have joined together to develop and advance the patient centered medical home.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Diabetes Initiative Archive: From 2002-2009 this program focused on improving self management supports for adults with diabetes in real world clinic and community settings. The site is now a repository for program models, materials, tools, resources, and lessons learned over the course of the Initiative.

Stanford Self Management Programs:  A leading resource for developing, testing, and evaluating self-management programs for people with chronic health problems.

Medical Homes Resources

Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH): A collaboration between American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association setting forth principles to describe the characteristics of the PC—MH.

Physician Practice Connections-- Patient-Centered Medical Home: Supported by the National Council on Quality Assurance, PCC-PCMH works to identify physicians who deliver superior care using standards based on medical evidence, measuring multiple aspects of care to deliver a score.

The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative: a coalition of major employers, consumer groups, patient quality organizations, health plans, labor unions, hospitals, clinicians and many others who have joined together to develop and advance the patient centered medical home (PCMH).

The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: A collaboration between Commonwealth Fund, Qualis Health and MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation to help primary care safety net clinics become high performing patient-centered medical homes, designed to promote improved patient-provider communications and improving clinical quality and reduced healthy system costs.

Quality and Safety Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: As part of its effort to help consumers become better informed and participate as partners in their own health care, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed materials that will help patients get safer, higher quality care. Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ is leading the Government's efforts to improve the quality, safety, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

The American Board of Medical Specialties: The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a not-for-profit organization, represents 24 medical specialty boards which establish and maintain high standards for physician certification and the delivery of safe, quality medical care by certified physician specialists.

American Health Quality Association: AHQA represents Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities throughout America. QIOs share information about best practices with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and others.  In collaboration with health care providers, QIOs identify opportunities and provide assistance for improvement.

Healthcare Communities: A web-based knowledge management system that provides multiple means for the healthcare quality improvement community to share knowledge and contribute to each others’ QI work.

HealthGrades: HealthGrades' award-winning physician, hospital, and nursing home reports are used by more consumers than any other.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Nonprofit organization leading the improvement of health care throughout the world.

National Commission on Quality Assurance: A private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality by developing quality standards and performance measures for a broad range of health care entities.

The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care: This initiative uses Medicare data to provide comprehensive information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as individual hospitals and their affiliated physicians.Reports found on their website can be used by policymakers as well as practitioners to understanding factors affecting the efficiency and effectiveness of our health care system.  




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