Health Foundation of South Florida invests in partnerships for healthy communities

Health Foundation of South Florida invests in partnerships for healthy communities

Traditional healthcare policy long has emphasized the role of physicians, hospitals and other clinical providers in ensuring good public health.

Now a South Florida nonprofit is making a multimillion-dollar investment in Little Havana and Miami Gardens that may improve the health of residents through non-clinical factors, such as personal behavior and social and economic opportunities.

“Health occurs literally every place you walk and sit in your day,’’ said Steven Marcus, president of the Health Foundation of South Florida, a nonprofit that funds public health initiatives in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.