Jackson Health System & Miami Public Assistance


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This is our web page that is a listing for all Miami Government resources so if you something has changed or you know of an additional health plan that will help out your fellow Miami residents please email us at  quote@echealthinsurance.com.  We have listed all of the government plans from Miami Medicaid

Office phone: 888-803-5917 Email: jeremy@echealthinsurance.com

American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to find a cure for diabetes and to help those people with diabetes and their family members.  The Southeast Area serves Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties.  You can obtain information about diabetes through our website www.diabetes.org or 1-800 DIABETES

American Lung Association of Florida, Inc. South Area

Mission: To Prevent Lung Disease and Promote Lung Health

The oldest not-for-profit health agency in America, founded in 1904. Our local service area is Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. We help individuals suffering from all lung diseases including: lung cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, TB, pneumonia, influenza, occupational lung problems, respiratory allergies, infant pulmonary disorders, and lung problems caused by air pollution.

Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Baptist Hospital of Miami

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education, and research of persons with cardiovascular disease.  For further information please call 786 596-5991, or visit the website at  www.baptisthealth.net
Baptist Health Club

Located on the third floor of the Baptist Medical Arts Building at Baptist Hospital, is open to the public and offers individual fitness assessments and programs to help people reach their goals. For more information, visit www.baptisthealth.net or to arrange a tour of the club call 786-596-2424.

Community Voices

In 1998, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation launched a nationwide initiative called “Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved.” Miami was one of thirteen sites. During the first five years, Community Voices Miami (CVM) has focused on convening the community’s health care providers, consumers, and stakeholders to work together toward one common goal: improving access to health care for the uninsured and underserved people of Miami-Dade County.

In June 2003, Community Voices Miami, with renewed support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, moved to the Collins Center for Public Policy, Inc. Joining the Collins Center, marks the beginning of a new phase for CVM. With its strong presence in Tallahassee and Miami, the Collins Center is uniquely positioned to inform health policy at a local and state level, allowing CVM to link its work with state wide and national efforts to improve access to healthcare. In addition, in this new phase, the Kellogg foundation has charged CVM to examine health policy in the areas of case management, behavioral health, community health workers, men’s health and oral health as a means through which to increase access to healthcare for the uninsured and underserved in Miami-Dade.

Website: www.communityvoicesmiami.org

Barry University / School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences

Barry University is an international Catholic institution of higher learning located in Miami Shores, Florida.  HPLS offers graduate and undergraduate degrees that prepare individuals for careers in health promotion, injury and disease prevention, clinical exercise testing, fitness leadership, research, and more!

Website: http://www.barry.edu/hpls/

Diabetes Care center at Baptist Hospital of Miami

A comprehensive Center for Diabetes Prevention, Wellness and Education staffed by Certified Diabetes Educators (nurses, dietitians and exercise physiologists)

Part of Baptist Health of South Florida.  www.baptisthealth.net and directly to the Diabetes care Center one can send to diabetes@baptisthealt.net.

The Florida Association of Oriental Medicine

A professional association. It’s ‘goal’ is to serve its membership and it’s ‘objective’ is to promote and protect the interest of the physician and the practice of Oriental Medicine. Tel: 866 399 3038; E-Mail: foam@bellsouth.net
Website: www.faom.net

Florida Comprehensive Cancer Control Initiative (FCCCI)

A program of the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.  FCCCI facilitates and provides staff support for the Southeast Cancer Control Collaborative, a group that consists of representatives from approximately 35 Community Based Organizations (CBOs), hospitals, primary care centers, government agencies, advocacy groups, and others interested in issues related to cancer education, advocacy, and research. Organizations that participate in the Collaborative aim to expand their capabilities by working together with others that have similar goals. The Southeast Collaborative is one of four in Florida, established in 2001 by funding to the University of Miami from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Florida Department of Health currently coordinates the four regional collaboratives in conjunction with state comprehensive cancer control initiatives.  isouto@med.miami.edu or www.fccci.med.miami.edu

Florida Heart Research Institute

An independent, not-for-profit organization with the mission to Stop Heart Disease through research, education and prevention programs.  FHRI offers free community services such as our free cardiovascular risk factor screening program and educational lectures on heart health.

Florida International University

Cathy Peirce; Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor in occupational therapy at Florida International University. Interested in linking faculty, students, and community leaders to develop and promote services and programs that will enable older adults and people with disabilities to function and be safe in their homes and communities.

Health Council of South Florida

A non-profit organization which for over 36 years has set the standard for excellence in health planning by serving as an objective source of healthcare information, fostering community dialogue on contemporary health issues and developing strategies for emerging health needs. Its Board of Directors is composed of health care providers, purchasers and nongovernmental consumers appointed by County government.

Our Mission is to be the source of unbiased health data, quality program planning, management and evaluation, strong community partnerships in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties and targeted healthcare policy at the local, state, and national levels.

Website: www.healthcouncil.org

Health Foundation of South Florida

Health Foundation of South Florida is a philanthropic, grantmaking organization working to improve the health of the residents of Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties.

Website: www.hfsf.org

Human Services Coalition

We are a values-based organization that strives to empower individuals and communities to create a more just and equitable society.  In terms of healthcare access we work with clients to link them to affordable or free care in their own neighborhoods through outreach support and education.

Jackson Health System

The Jackson Health System’s integrated healthcare delivery system consists of 12 primary care centers; two long-term care nursing facilities; a diagnostics center; one community hospital; five school-based clinics; seven clinics in the county’s corrections facilities and its centerpiece, Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) located on the UM/JMH Medical Center.  The Jackson Health System serves as Miami Dade County’s safety net provider.

Mercy Hospital

A recipient of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence(tm) in 2004 and 2003 and the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital for Service Excellence distinctions, is a comprehensive medical center, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph, and part of the Catholic Health East – one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems. The 483-bed hospital currently has more than 900 physicians on staff representing 28 medical specialties. Its Centers of Excellence include: The Heart Center at Mercy Hospital, the Miami Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital, and The Orthopaedic Institute at Mercy Hospital. Mercy Hospital is located at 3663 S. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL.  For more information about Mercy Hospital, please visit the website at www.mercymiami.com

Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Inc

At Miami-Dade AHEC we provide: Community health education and promotion programs; Quality continuing education programs for health professionals who serve indigent populations; and Increased healthcare services for medically underserved communities through collaborative partnerships with academic institutions and community groups.

Miami-Dade County Health Department

The Miami-Dade County Health Department (MDCHD) is the largest public health department under the Florida Department of Health.  Located in Miami, Florida, it is one of 67 County Health Departments within the state.  The MDCHD is the only public health agency in the county. It is responsible for assessing, maintaining and improving health and safety within the county. In August 2003, the MDCHD established the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention that currently has a staff of four and provides education within the MDCHD and the community.

Website: www.dadehealth.org

Miami-Dade County Office of Countywide Healthcare Planning (OCHP)

The agency is charged with:  developing and implementing programs that increase access to healthcare; planning and coordinating the delivery of countywide healthcare services; and fostering productive relationships among public and private providers.

Miami Dade County Public Schools

Department of Food and Nutrition http\\nutrition.dadeschools.net

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Life Skills & Special Projects http://divisionoflifeskills.dadeschools.net/HTML/core_left.htm

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Edison Park Elementary

Miami Dietetic Association

The Miami Dietetic Association promotes optimal nutrition and well being for all people by advocating for its members.

Website: www.miamidietitians.com

Miami Hypnosis Center

The Miami Hypnosis Center provides custom-tailored programs to help people quit smoking, lose weight, and reduce stress, three of the most financially relevant wellness challenges in the workplace. We offer a free initial screening for each prospective client, and we provide a written service guarantee. Contact us to discuss your organizational needs, and we can structure a program that will guarantee a return on your investment.

Website: http://www.MiamiHypnosis.NET

Open Door Health Center (ODHC)

ODHC is a 501©(3) not for profit clinic for the uninsured poor which exists to provide free primary healthcare, diagnostic and education service for adults, children and teens in a caring compassionate teaching environment.   It is a product of collaboration of multiple groups including:  Baptist Health South Florida, Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences, Community Volunteer Physicians, Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami Dade AHEC, Inc., Open House Ministries, Project Access Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University of Miami School of Nursing and University of Miami School of Medicine.

Website:  www.opendoorhc.org

Oriental Medical Group & Associates – Dr. Isali Ben-Jacob

My goal is to serve the healthcare needs of the ‘village’, and my objective is to empower the individual within the ‘village’ toward end through the application of complementary and alternative medicine. orientalmedicine@bellsouth.net

Website: www.omg.vg

Premier Meeting Services

Premier Meeting Services will coordinate and manage your customized free health fair. Our staff will work closely with you to identify the health and wellness needs of your organization and bring in practitioners and exhibitors who match these needs from our Consortium.

Website: www.premiermeetingservices.com

St. John Bosco Clinic

SJB is a free primary care medical clinic for the poor and indigent of East Little Havana. The clinic is staffed by volunteer physicians, nurses and support staff.

University of Florida/Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension Service

The Extension Service contributes to Florida residents improved quality of life through: Education and information in; Agriculture, Horticulture, Marine Science, 4-H youth groups, and, Family and Consumer Sciences with areas in food, and nutrition, food safety, and family finances.

University of Miami, Department of Wellness and Recreation

The University of Miami’s wellness program consists of the Student Wellness Center that is a state -of-the-art 114,000 square feet recreation and wellness facility located in the Coral Gables campus. Additionally, the University has plans of opening a 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art employee wellness center at the School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital location during January 2006.

Website: www.miami.edu/wellness

Office of the Mayor of Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez.
Office of Community Health and Planning

The role of the Miami-Dade County Health Department Office of Community Health and Planning is to provide education in the community. The focus is on prevention through living a healthy lifestyle that includes eating a well-balanced healthy diet, exercise and no tobacco use.

The staff participates in community activities, including health fairs and health education workshops. At these events, the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention staff provides blood pressure screenings, nutrition education and body fat percent measurements while promoting a healthy lifestyle. They also work closely with other community partners including public schools, universities, community organizations, healthcare facilities and the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade