Center for Health Equity
The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg launched the Center for Health Equity in 2019. It a place where people come together to find the resources and partners to solve some of our community’s toughest challenges, as well as the headquarters for the Foundation office.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center has shifted operations to a virtual environment.
The Center serves as a hub for Convenings, a meeting between cross-sector groups who will partner to advance health equity. Partners share research, learn together, and build systems level solutions for systemic problems.
The Foundation hosts opportunities to learn about race equity and grow as a community. Examples include Speakers Who Inspire, which brings national thinkers and authors to St. Petersburg to advance our understanding and discourse about equity. During the COVID-19 pandemic event series are hosted virtually.View Upcoming Events
Each year approximately 300 Pinellas county residents engage in Courageous Conversation about Race: Beyond Diversity to advance their knowledge of race equity. Residents can also engage in Resident Leader certificate workshops, facilitation training and more.
Throughout the pandemic, the Center for Health Equity building has been repurposed to support public health initiatives. 2-1-1 has used office space to coordinate operations, and the Florida Department of Health and Pinellas County Government have distributed over 62,000 vaccines, and administer an average 500-1000 COVID tests per day.