Don’t have time to read the full BIPOC Mental Health Scan? We’ve got you!

Jun 29, 2023Blog,Data Informed Features,Mental Health,News

Below we answer five key questions to break down some of the report’s most important information.   1. Why was the BIPOC mental health scan done and what was its purpose? The purpose of the scan, which was conducted on the Foundation’s behalf by Dr. Keesha Benson and Dr. Stephanie Reed, is to better understand […]

Read More

Funded Partner Spotlight: Collective Empowerment Group of the Tampa Bay Area

Jun 29, 2023Blog,Economic Equity and Justice,Faith & Spiritual Leaders,News

About a decade ago, Imam Askia Muhammad Aquil had just finished up a Community Real Estate Development (CRED) course at USF and was looking for his next step. A passionate activist and advocate with a background in community housing, he was wrestling with a big question: How could he help uplift neighborhoods struggling with legacies […]

Read More

Juneteenth: The Road to Emancipation

Jun 15, 2023Blog

Juneteenth, a combination of the words June and nineteenth, is considered the longest-running African American holiday. Commemorating the day when enslaved people were finally informed of their freedom, Juneteenth is a time of jubilation, celebration, reunion and remembrance. It is celebrated throughout the nation in states that officially observe the holiday and in those that […]

Read More

St. Petersburg Anchors Initiative Hosts Career Fair

Jun 9, 2023News,Press Release

Hiring Event Connects Local Job Seekers to Employers Interviewing On Site  (St. Petersburg, FL – June 8, 2023) The St. Petersburg Anchor Institutions Initiative will host their #GetHiredStPete Career Fair on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Pinellas Technical College. Anchor members, which include Bayfront Health, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Anthony’s Hospital, HCA Florida […]

Read More

Staff Q&A: Interim Co-CEO Carl Lavender, Jr.

May 26, 2023Blog,Business Professionals,Community & Civic Leaders,Non-Profit Professionals,Policy Makers & Influencers

Carl R. Lavender Jr. joined the staff of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg in 2018. He served as the senior director of programs and then our chief equity officer before taking the reins as interim co-CEO last summer. Barbara Green, who serves as communications manager for the Foundation, recently sat down with Carl […]

Read More

Knowledge is Power and Data Can Look Scary: 3 Tips to Boost Your Confidence

May 26, 2023Blog

Accurate data interpretation is immensely important in our pursuit of racial equity at the Foundation for a Healthy Saint Petersburg. We understand its crucial role in making informed decisions that positively impact our community. But let’s be honest. Data, charts, and graphs can be overwhelming for many, especially when they relate to something we care […]

Read More

Foundation and Bayfront Health Announce New Grantmaking Partnership

May 9, 2023News,Press Release

Bayfront Health will match the Foundation’s grant funding this year The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and Bayfront Health have joined forces to significantly increase the local grant funding pool this year. Bayfront Health announced today that it will issue a dollar-for-dollar match of the Foundation’s 2023 grantmaking funds. That means that instead of […]

Read More

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg Names Dr. Kanika Tomalin as President and Chief Executive Officer

May 8, 2023News,Press Release

Extensive community input helped shape the selection of a local, seasoned leader.  Today the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg (FHSP) announced the appointment of Dr. Kanika Tomalin as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Tomalin, whose local leadership has crossed public and private sectors, was instrumental in the creation of the conversion […]

Read More

Funded Partner Spotlight: Digital Inclusion Project

Apr 28, 2023News

We rely on technology and the internet for nearly everything we do – from finding jobs and training opportunities to keeping up with our kids’ schooling and more. Unfortunately, not everyone in our city has reliable internet and technology access. That’s where the Digital Inclusion Project – a Foundation funded partner – comes in. The […]

Read More

Anchor Institutions Initiative

Apr 28, 2023Economic Equity and Justice,News

A year ago, four major city institutions announced a partnership to improve equity and health in South St. Petersburg. These leaders – St. Anthony’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, and the City of St. Petersburg – represent the inaugural members of the St. Petersburg Anchor Institutions Initiative, which is convened […]

Read More

Join our Community of Changemakers

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

Thank you for your interest!