Location: Miami, Florida, population 441,003
The Problem: Adult residents are not meeting moderate weekly physical activity recommendations and are reporting a low city Walk Score.
Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: Live Healthy Little Havana is a project funded by the Health Foundation of South Florida and coordinated by the City of Miami. Live Healthy Little Havana will strengthen the community’s ability to plan and execute programs that will improve health in an area that is home to over 73,000 residents, 44 percent of whom report having no health insurance. Live Healthy Little Havana will work to foster policy and systematic changes, as well as changes in the local environment. The program will also work with the housing, transportation and education sectors to bring some long-lasting solutions and resources to the community.