The Foundation's mission is to end differences in health due to social or structural disadvantages to improve population health. We do this by inspiring and empowering people, ideas, information exchange, organizations and relationships.
September 20, 2019
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg has moved!
The offices are are now located at 2333 34th St. S., St. Petersburg, behind the Center for Health Equity
Speakers Who Inspire with Michele Norris
The Center for Health Equity
October 15, 2019
Lunch, lecture and book signing
Free and open to the public. RSVP required.
Please join us for an afternoon with Michele Norris, award-winning journalist, first African American female host of NPR's All Things Considered and creator of The Race Card Project , which encourages people to explain the concept "Race" in six words. The project has become a worldwide movement, reaching a diverse global audience. 

Norris's memoir, The Grace of Silence,  
explores America's hidden conversations about race and investigates her own family's complicated story. Copies will be available for purchase and signing by the author.  
Announcing the 2019 Visions of Health Equity Artists
Following a careful review of a talented field of applicants, thirteen artist were invited to create works of art depicting their responses to the concept of health equity. The works will hang in the Center for Health Equity beginning in late fall.

We extend our thanks to all who applied and congratulations to the 2019 Visions of Health Equity artists: Timothy Aanensen, Saumitra Chandratreya, Carlos Culbertson, Coralette Damme, Cynthia Dill, Brandie Dziegiel, Jim Gigurtis, Shelley Keppeler, Oleksandra Lisin, Teresea Mandala, Melanie Posner, Jabari Reed-Diop, and Jennifer Zoellner. Each of the artists selected will receive $1,000 for their work of art.

We are very grateful to the generous panel of judges who assisted us: Carla Bristol, Amanda Cooper, Latonya Hicks, Bob Devin Jones, Diane Morton Bailey and Chad Mize , Special thanks also goes to Beth Reynolds , who advised us on the competition and helped spread the word. We look forward to seeing the artists' creations and sharing them with visitors to the Center later this fall.
Roxanne Fixsen Joins Foundation Team
Roxanne Fixsen has been named Special Projects Officer to the President and CEO. In this role she will lead, organize, and manage internal and external implementation of projects to maximize the impact of the Foundation’s mission.

Roxanne has practiced law for eleven years, nearly ten of those with Trenam Law, where she served with distinction and was a partner. She was honored as a Florida Super Lawyer, Rising Star from 2013-17 and received the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Award in April 2017. Her practice focused on business litigation and appellate work.

Prior to attending Stetson College of Law, where she graduated second in her class and was on the Stetson Law Review, Roxanne worked for fifteen years with children and families involved in the foster care system. She was the chief operating officer for the nonprofit agency responsible for the first district-wide privatization of foster care in Pinellas and Pasco Counties. In that role, Roxanne was responsible for the safety of thousands of children, and managed hundreds of staff, hundreds of foster parents, and dozens of contracted agencies

In addition to her law degree, Roxanne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nebraska and a Master’s degree in counseling from the University of South Florida.
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