Author: Shannon Kalahar

New Positions Support Focus on Data-Informed, Mission-Driven Approaches to Race Equity

Jun 23, 2020News

Carl R. Lavender, Jr. has been appointed to the newly created leadership role of Chief Equity Officer, focused on applying a race equity lens to all the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg’s work and policy positions.

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‘Equity Amid Crisis’ day two: The way forward

Jun 6, 2020News

Time is ticking. That was a key takeaway from the second day of a virtual workshop centered around equity, inclusion and diversity hosted by Inclusivity LLC. The conference looked at systemic issues, such as health disparities that became more noticeable amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and racial injustice that rose to the forefront after the killing […]

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George Floyd protests: How you can support Tampa Bay’s black community from home

Jun 5, 2020News

You’ve read articles and watched videos of protests erupting across the country after the death of George Floyd. Maybe you’ve been out on the streets marching for days. Maybe you’re staying inside due to the coronavirus pandemic. “If you are hashtagging on social media, you need to also go out and do something as well […]

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UNITE Pinellas on tracking COVID-19 in the black community

Jun 4, 2020News

The “Equity Now” broadcast on WTMP reviews events through a lens of racial and health equity. Hosted by Carl Lavender, chief equity officer at Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg (FHSP), the program features conversations with local health experts, civic and political leaders, community activists, and stakeholders. On May 30, Lavender was joined by Dr. […]

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During COVID-19, St. Pete Timebank offers new ways to consider community economies

Jun 4, 2020News

COVID-19 has triggered a breakdown of the U.S. and world economy within three months. In rebuilding our economy, individuals, communities, and groups might want to consider developing alternate ways to receive and offer goods and services. The idea of communities and individuals sharing and swapping services and goods without using money is indeed as old […]

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Home: A Pathway to Health Equity Through Housing – Community Briefing

Sep 27, 2018News

On Sept. 27, 2018, The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and Collaborative Solutions, Inc. released the report, Home: A Pathway to Health Equity through Housing.

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Pinellas County Nonprofit Assessment

Sep 22, 2018News

The Pinellas County Nonprofit Assessment release event brought more than 200 guests together with Foundation staff, trustees, strategic partners and funded partners to unveil the findings of the first, county-wide scan and survey of the Pinellas County non-profit sector.

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Grow Smarter Initiative

Sep 22, 20182018 Transformative Grant

Funding will support the Bay Area Chamber Foundation’s Grow Smarter Initiative, an economic development collective impact model grounded in the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the city of St. Petersburg. The Initiative is a comprehensive, data-driven community plan to enhance St. Petersburg’s competitive position and provide quality, diverse economic growth. Grow Smarter has an […]

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Zero Pinellas

Sep 22, 20182018 Transformative Grant

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, The AIDS Institute, BayCare, Empath Health and EPIC, Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, and Metro Wellness and Community Centers formed a community partnership, Zero Pinellas, to reduce the number of new HIV infections in Pinellas County utilizing a “90-90-90-50” cascade model. The goal is that 90% of persons living with HIV know their status; 90% of persons […]

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Trauma-Informed Infant-Family Mental Health Initiative

Sep 22, 20182018 Transformative Grant

This cross-sector initiative will bring trauma-informed infant-family mental health care and practices to Pinellas County prenatal, infant and early childhood services landscape. This long-needed intervention will increase responsive, trauma-informed infant-family mental health awareness, training, consultation and services to fundamentally transform the way our community views and supports child and family health. It will affect change […]

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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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