An Initial Health Equity Brief for Pinellas County, Florida

This inaugural Health Equity Brief is based on the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County 2018 Community Health Assessment and contextual data from nearby counties and the state of Florida at large.

The Brief highlights disparate health outcomes experienced by different groups in the county as well as differences experienced across the social determinants of health, including socioeconomic factors, physical environment, clinical care and health behaviors. Although there is much more to learn, this data can provide a starting point for working together to improve population health through health equity.

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Pinellas County Community Health Assessment

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg values evidence-based approaches centered on data. The release of the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County 2017 Community Health Assessment (CHA) provides much-needed data and information to help focus this approach. Foundation support for the 2017 CHA enable the report to incorporate deeper zip-code level reporting as well as expanded Videovoice, a community-based participatory research methodology. It also provided the basis for our Health Equity Report: An Initial Health Equity Brief for Pinellas County, Florida.

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has shown great leadership in achieving an outstanding picture of our county’s health and an important tool for working together to improve population health through health equity.

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Focus on Education: The State of Postsecondary Access and Attainment in Pinellas County

Support from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is enabling the Pinellas Education Foundation to embark on an ambitious research agenda to identify new and better strategies for improving the educational outcomes of all students. This partnership represents an important new resource for research, policy advocacy, program design and community engagement across the continuum of education.

A series of research reports entitled Focus on Education launches with the July 2018 publication of a Community Indicator Report on pathways to post-secondary education, prepared by the Florida College Access Network for the Pinellas Education Foundation and LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network. (July 2018)

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Pinellas County Nonprofit Assessment

The health of the nonprofit sector and opportunities for investment and growth will change Pinellas County’s ability to achieve equitable outcomes over time.

The purpose of this scan and assessment is to offer our community the current status of the nonprofit sector so we can understand, learn and support our nonprofit organizations. This will result in healthier and happier people and communities, and sustaining a strong economy that benefits all who live within our county’s boundaries. (May 2018)

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