Florida Institute for Health Innovation
Founded in 2001 as the Miami Dade County Public Health Institute, the Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI) originated with the operational support of the Miami Dade County Health Department (MDCHD). From 2006 – 2007, FIHI reincorporated as the Florida Public Health Institute, moved to Lake Worth, Florida, and was awarded a total of $1.25 million in core funding from the Quantum Foundation and the National Network of Public Health Institutes/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for infrastructure and program development.
In 2014, we completed a year-long, in-depth rebranding process that included an analysis of staff and stakeholder interviews and group sessions. This process resulted in a new name, mission, logo and three new centers of excellence: Collective Impact for Healthy Communities; Health in All Policies; and Research, Evaluation and Training.
Moving forward, we are working according to our new mission: To create healthy and sustainable communities, the Florida Institute for Health Innovation champions innovative public health policy and cross-sector collaboration.