HEALTH & SAFETY

Miami’s quality of life depends heavily on the well-being and safety of its residents. From children through adulthood, improved physical health is linked to better academic performance, productivity on the job and general happiness.

 

The health of Miami-Dade residents is connected to policies and initiatives involving our government, nonprofits and the broader economy, among other factors. Achieving goals like increased health care access and creating safer neighborhoods requires continued collaboration among stakeholders to advance holistic solutions.

 

We identified the four goals and metrics below as good targets for our success:

HEALTH & SAFETY GOAL

Goal: Miami-Dade Residents Have Access to Health Care

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Several studies have found that greater access to health care is associated with improved health among the general population.

WHAT ELSE IS AFFECTED?

Uninsured individuals may be more likely to rely on emergency rooms visits to address health concerns. The high price associated with emergency room visits can ultimately drive increases in health care costs for the entire community.

% OF POPULATION WITH HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
Increased health insurance coverage improves health across the community.
Miami-Dade County has a much lower rate of insurance coverage than the U.S. average and other major metros.
Source: US Census American Community Survey
Data Showing: Central County

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS PER 100K RESIDENTS
Greater availability of physicians can be associated with improved community health.
Miami-Dade County has slightly more physicians per capita than the US average.
Source: Department of Health & Human Services
Data Showing: Central County

HEALTH & SAFETY GOAL

2-2

Goal: Miami-Dade Residents Make Healthy Choices

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Some of the region’s leading causes of death, including some types of cancer and cardiovascular disease, are the result of unhealthy habits.

WHAT ELSE IS AFFECTED?

Unhealthy choices contribute to the prevalence of chronic disease, which cost employers billions of dollars in lost productivity each year. The CDC reports that absenteeism, disability or reduced work output related to chronic disease may be several times greater than direct medical costs.

% OF ADULTS WHO ARE CURRENT SMOKERS
Historically, smoking has been one of the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
Fewer adults in Miami-Dade County smoke than the U.S. average and most major metros.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
Data Showing: Central County

HEART DISEASE DEATH RATE PER 100K AMONG INDIVIDUALS AGE 35+
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.
Miami-Dade County’s incidence of heart disease is falling and slightly below the U.S. average.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
Data Showing: Central County

STROKE DEATH RATE PER 100K AMONG INDIVIDUALS AGE 35+
Stroke is the leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S.
Miami-Dade County’s rate of stroke deaths is falling and significantly below the U.S. average.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
Data Showing: Central County

% OF POPULATION WITH A BODY MASS INDEX OF 30 OR HIGHER
In recent years, obesity has rivaled smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
Data Showing: Central County

Miami has one of the highest incidents of HIV infection in the US.
The Miami metro has the second highest rate of HIV infections among metropolitan areas in the US
Although Miami’s HIV rate remains very high relative to other major metros, diagnoses of infection have declined nearly 20% since 2010.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
Data Showing: Metro-level

HEALTH & SAFETY GOAL

Goal: Miami-Dade Residents Are Healthy

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Overall health is strongly correlated with greater levels of happiness.

WHAT ELSE IS AFFECTED?

Among children, there is a strong link between physical health and academic achievement. For adults, poor health may make it difficult to remain in the workforce. During the past 30 years, for example, disability rates have skyrocketed.

Exercise is critical to well-being
75% of Miami residents report regularly excercising; thought this is slightly less than the US average, it is higher than in any benchmark region except Chicago.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
Data Showing: Metropolitan Area

Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness in the US
A smaller proportion of Miami residents have been diagnosed with depression relative to other major regions and the US average.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
Data Showing: Metropolitan Area
* 2011 data used for New York due to the unavailability of 2012 data

HEALTH & SAFETY GOAL

2-2

Goal: Miami Residents Are Safe

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Ensuring the physical safety of residents is one of the core functions of good government.

WHAT ELSE IS AFFECTED?

High levels of crime can quickly lead to urban blight as residents leave central cities in favor of suburban areas with higher levels of perceived safety.

MURDER & NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER PER 100K POPULATION
Incidents of murder & manslaughter threaten the safety and quality of life of residents.
The Miami metro has a high murder rate – higher than most metros and the U.S. Fortunately, the murder rate has fallen in the last two years.
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report

ROBBERY PER 100K POPULATION
Robbery is one of the most common crimes in the US and produces both financial and physical harm.
The Miami metro has a higher robbery rate than the US overall, but lower than most major metros.
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report

VERIFIED CHILD ABUSE RATE PER 1K CHILDREN
Child abuse has long-lasting physical, psychological, and behavioral consequences.
Miami-Dade county’s rate of reported child abuse is about half the rate of the state of Florida.
Source: Florida Department of Children & Families

Art work are employed a critical the main south west touch Ryan Shazier Jersey. Cool prospects could be works of art moreover work including boys Marquette King Jersey, Indians, Race mounts, Farm views, Bloom speckled mountain tops as well as the prickly pear plastered prairies. Grayscale brown leafy are actually excellent same shade plans as part of your free airline room or space, Put to use by means of corrode and even aqua green very feature colours Theo Riddick Jersey. Terry Bradshaw was bare in see a movie keanu neal jersey. Not to mention without a doubt, Absolutely ticked back the size of it's afflicted expectant mum who was simply 76 yr old at that time spencer ware jersey. And afterward ceremony lindsay lohan bought a busload on the lady best family to see film production company cole beasley jersey, Then Terry we had not informed her what we can consider.