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Walk for Life

To increase physical activity and to serve local families and individuals, the Parks Department, the Parks Foundation, the Deering Estate at Cutler, and the Deering Estate Foundation will launch a community walking program that is accessible and welcoming to all. “Walk for Life” is a volunteer supported walking program to get all ages and abilities moving and gaining the health benefits of regular exercise. Participants ...more »

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Mobile Food Pantry

The Mobile Food Pantry (MFP) is one of Feeding South Florida’s (FSF) most innovative and effective approaches to bringing nutritious foods into neighborhoods that have been deemed food deserts. The residents in these areas have limited access to nutritious food and/or retail grocery stores and live below the federal poverty level. Through the MFP, individuals and families are able to access foods vital to a healthy diet. ...more »

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CPR Anytime™ Training in Miami-Dade County Schools

Teaching and empowering students to perform CPR is the ideal way to create the next generation of lifesavers. This project would teach and promote bystander CPR to students in Miami-Dade County Schools. Bystander response rates increase when people feel they are equipped to help and feel comfortable to step in. Interestingly, youth are excellent candidates for CPR training as they demonstrate a "no-fear" approach to ...more »

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Rebuilding Local Food Systems in Farmworker Communities

The purpose of the Rebuilding Local Food Systems (RLFS) in Farmworker Communities project is to increase production of, access to, and consumption of healthy, fresh foods among low-income farmworker families through their participation in community gardens, farmers’ markets, agroecology education, and a food/farm entrepreneur training program. The RLFS project improves the health and wellness of farmworkers and other ...more »

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TEENS building a community of healthy TEENS

Teenagers from all backgrounds and cultures need access to serious health resources and information, including topics like eating disorders, pregnancy, sexual abuse, depression, bullying, suicide, and health insurance. We are building a massive network of teenagers who we train to become Peer Health Educators at their own high schools. Our teens launch health campaigns at their schools, teach 8 critical classes to all ...more »

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Close the Gap Campaign

Under the Affordable Care Act, nearly all U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (who did not already have insurance) were entitled to either assistance paying for health insurance through the marketplace or enrollment in an expanded Medicaid program. However, in 2012, the United States Supreme Court held that states were not required to accept federal funding to expand their Medicaid programs, and to date, the Florida ...more »

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Coverage to Care Miami

Coverage to Care Miami will be an extensive community education and social media initiative targeted to Miami-Dade residents informing them of their health insurance coverage options as well as how to access healthcare once insured. Numerous studies document the poor health outcomes of the uninsured and the significant challenges the newly insured experience navigating the health insurance maze in order to access healthcare ...more »

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EyeTalker - wearable technology to help the visually impaired

EyeTalker is a pair of glasses with an embedded camera that captures printed text and delivers it as audio to the visually impaired. EyeTalker helps the blind “hear” text printed in books, magazines, restaurant menus and any other printed media. EyeTalker assists the visually impaired to acquire knowledge, shop for many basic necessities, earn a living, and gain a higher level of dignity, freedom and independence.

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