A History of Civil Rights & Social Change in Pinellas County

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Advancing Anti-Racist Practices and Policies

To Improve the Lives of All Pinellas County Residents

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg believes that race equity will lead to health equity. The organization acts as a connector, a listener, and a source of fuel that accelerates the powerful work already being done to advance equity.

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Led by Community

Listening well means truly hearing the lived experience of those in our community. Community voices underscore what’s not working well, highlight where solutions are already underway, and shape meaningful action.

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Focused on Race

Race is the biggest variable in health differences among residents in Pinellas County. Health equity is inseparable from race equity so to build a healthier community, race must be at the forefront of our efforts and solutions.

Why Race Matters

Fueling for Change

The Foundation strategically invests money towards race equity initiatives and fuels community through relationships, connections to support networks, research and data, access to technology, and physical space.

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Driven By Data

Problems are put into perspective by data. Equity data and analysis help illustrate the scale and impact of issues, can point to new connections, and ensure the solutions we invest in are doing the work they promised to do.

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A Vision of Equity

Equitable regions—where everyone in the community is able to live a long, healthy life—are more prosperous, and experience stronger, more sustained growth. By investing in equity, Pinellas County helps build a more stable, resilient community that is more likely to experience lasting social and economic success.

2021 Annual Report

2021 was an extraordinary year on the heels of an extraordinary year before that. The Foundation worked to accelerate a movement in racial equity; influence systems change; advance community wealth and resilience; and refine strategic investments to impact racial equity. This report gives a snapshot of the many efforts the Foundation has created, supported, and uplifted in these areas.

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Looking Back to Move Forward

Today’s social change advocates can learn a great deal from stories about people who have previously stood together to challenge the status quo and fight for equity. This evolving project serves as an entry point for education, understanding, and further exploration into the history and opportunity for social change in Pinellas County.

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Recent Highlights

News: The Reopening of the Center for Health Equity

Jan 12, 2023News,Press Release

For Immediate Release      Media Contact: Danielle Weitlauf     Danielle@healthystpete.foundation     (727) 686-8565    The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg Announces the Reopening of the Center for Health Equity  (St. Petersburg, FL – January 12, 2023) – The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg (Foundation) is set to reopen the Center for Health Equity (Center) on January 20th. […]

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News Release: Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg Leadership Update

Jan 5, 2023News,Press Release

For Immediate Release     Media Contact: Danielle Weitlauf    Danielle@healthystpete.foundation    (727) 686-8565    Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg Leadership Update  (St. Petersburg, FL – January 5, 2023) – The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg (Foundation), which acts as a connector, a listener, and a source of fuel that accelerates the powerful work already being done to achieve […]

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BIPOC Leadership Initiative Launches

Sep 19, 2022News

‘Dream in Black and Brown’ — A BIPOC Young People Leadership Initiative — Launches The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Young People Leadership Initiative is a measurable and transformative program created by The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. This initiative connects BIPOC youth to opportunities which accelerate race equity, build community, and […]

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It is through our collective actions and ideas that we will achieve race and healthy equity in Pinellas County. Keep pushing the movement forward. Connect with the Foundation to stay updated on opportunities, developments, and events around equity.

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