Category: News

Press Release: Racism Costs Everyone

Mar 14, 2022News,Press Release

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release March 14, 2022 Contact: Shannon Kalahar Director of Strategic Communications 727-741-5440 (call or text) Racism Costs Everyone: Economic Expert Makes Cents of Equity for White and Residents of Color at Free Event ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – Heather McGhee, renowned economist and NY Times best selling author, will give a […]

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All4HealthFlorida Needs Your Feedback

Jan 31, 2022News

Our local not-for-profit hospitals and the department of health want to hear from you!  These organizations are working together to get the community’s perspective on the most pressing health and wellness needs.  Information collected will be used to develop programs and services to address the identified issues and measure impact.   Community feedback and data captured […]

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Feedback Needed to Shape Pinellas ARPA Capital Grant Program

Jan 14, 2022News

On January 11, 2022, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners approved a $19 million grant program to help Pinellas County recover from the impacts of COVID-19. The Pinellas County ARPA Nonprofit Capital Grant Program is funded through the County’s Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Plan via the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). It will address […]

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Foundation President, Randall H. Russell, Joins Board of Grantmakers in Health

Dec 15, 2021News,Press Release

DECEMBER 15, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Shannon Kalahar Senior Manager of Strategic Communications 727-741-5440 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg (FHSP) is pleased to announce that its President and CEO Randall H. Russell has been elected to the Board of Directors for Grantmakers in Health (GIH), a Washington D.C. […]

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The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg Announces New Board Leadership and Welcomes Four New Trustees

Dec 8, 2021News,Press Release

For immediate release: DECEMBER 08, 2021 CONTACT Shannon Kalahar Senior Manager of Strategic Communications 727-741-5440 The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg Announces New Board Leadership and Welcomes Four New Trustees St. Petersburg, FL – The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg has announced a new board chair, officers and four new board members who […]

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Carl Lavender is Recognized with Mark of Excellence Award

Dec 1, 2021News

Chief Equity Officer, Carl Lavender, Jr., was recognized by the Tampa Bay Chapter of NFBPA for his commitment to public service during the 2021 Marks of Excellence Awards. Other honorees include Kimberly Jackson, Esq, Dr. Cynthia Johnson, Tramaine Whittey, Kareen Belnavis, Ernest Coney, Jr., Gypsy Gallardo, School Board Member Caprice Edmonds, City Council Member Deborah Figgs-Sanders, Jeffery […]

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A Tradition of Service

Sep 3, 2021News

A century of history began in 1906 when a 15-bed clinic was built to serve as St. Petersburg’s first centralized health care facility.

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Pinellas County Media Alert – Vaccine Appointment Registration Re-Opens Friday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m.

Jan 28, 2021Covid-19,News

MEDIA ALERT Immediate Release Jan. 28, 2021    Media Contacts  Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County:  Maggie Hall, PIO  (727) 824-6908 (Media Only)  Tom Iovino, PIO  (727) 281-5094 (Media Only)    Pinellas receives new shipment of COVID vaccines for 65+ residents Appointments re-open Friday at 3 p.m.; slots expected to fill quickly   Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations for […]

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The Power and Legacy of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation

Jan 26, 2021News

Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation is a curriculum based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s philosophy of nonviolence and developed by Dr. Bernard LaFayette. Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, LaFayette was a close friend and confidant of MLK, Civil Rights Movement activist, minister, educator, co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and director of the Selma Voting Rights […]

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“Enough is Enough”: Tackling Gun Violence through a Race Equity Lens

Jan 26, 2021News

Gun violence, trauma from gun violence, and the COVID-19 pandemic combined have highlighted and exacerbated already-existing racial inequities in the St. Petersburg area. In Pinellas County, there were 531 incidents of gun violence including 283 deaths over the last 4 years. Over half of this violence occurred in St. Petersburg where 281 incidents of gun violence took place including 135 deaths.  Recent incidents of gun violence experienced in south St. Petersburg ignited local leaders and […]

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