Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning and Implementation for Metropolitan Statistical Areas Most Affected by HIV/AIDS
Miami-Dade County Health Department
Lillian Rivera, RN, MSN, PhD is the Administrator of the Miami-Dade County Health Department, the local branch of the Florida Department of Health. MDCHD is charged with promoting and protecting the health and safety of all residents and visitors to Dade County. The responsibilities of the Miami-Dade County Health Department are to prevent epidemics and the spread of disease; protect against environmental hazards; prevent injuries; promote and encourage healthy behaviors; respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery efforts; and assure the quality and accessibility of health services. In addition to these global concerns, the MDCHD has identified certain populations to target specific programs or services based on its public health mission. These include providing testing and treatment for persons with preventable communicable diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases (STD), tuberculosis (TB), and HIV/AIDS. The MDCHD also offers a wide range of programs aimed at women, infants and children. These family health programs include school-based health clinics, immunizations, family planning clinics, nutritional programs, programs that target high-risk pregnant women and high-risk children, teen pregnancy programs and others.
Below you will find a link to this jurisdiction's Approved Phase 1 ECHPP plan. These plans are living documents that will be updated by the jurisdiction as new data or information become available. Templates for these workbooks which were developed for this project can be found on the ECHPP Tools Page.