Live Healthy Little Havana

Group bike ride, Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge Runner Up logo

NEWS UPDATE: Miami is a Tier 2 Runner-Up of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge

Recognition: Live Healthy Little Havana has taken a holistic approach to convene cross-sector partners in establishing a trusting community with access to health services, complete streets assessments and crime reduction through environmental design.  

“Bringing events like this to our community engages and inspires our residents to get active and engaged. It brings a sense of community, pride and positive family time.” - Raissa Fernandez, President, Brickell Kidz Bus/Resident, Co-Chair, Live Healthy Little Havana

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.

Kids put soil on a tree

Girl holding drawing poses with policewoman Group draw circles on sidewalk with chalk

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. Midway through the Challenge, Miami was awarded the Spotlight Award. Learn more about the interim award. 

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