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Dr. Lisa Merritt and Dr. Dwight Fitch, two MHI volunteers at the Men's Health Forum.
The Multicultural Health Institute(MHI) seeks to level the healthcare playing field by promoting, educating, and insuring equal healthcare access and treatment for individuals and communities who are traditionally uninsured and receive a poor quality of care.

We support programs that educate, identify, and test for diseases such as: Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease, Infant Mortality, HIV/AIDS, and other health issues affecting under-represented communities across the United States which also help reduce the costs of healthcare. 
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Dr. Merritt has been nominated and awarded the 2014 National Medical Association Council on Concerns of Women Physicians (CCWP) –Women in Medicine Award - click here
Multicultural Health Institute Kicks Off
Free Senior Health and Wellness Series on October 16

(Sarasota, Florida) -- In response to the need for helping bridge the healthcare disparity gap, the Multicultural Health Institute will be presenting a series of eight monthly events for Seniors on topical issues of aging, beginning October 16 and running through May 14, 2015. All sessions will feature both an oral technology component and a wellness segment, according to Lisa Merritt, MD, Executive Director and founder of the Multicultural Health Institute (MHI). Read more, click here.
Positive Aging Health and Wellness Program
Better Healthcare Through Understanding
MHI’s Positive Aging and Wellness program is designed to provide accurate, up-to-date information to seniors living in Sarasota and surrounding areas. One of the ways we do this is through our live and learn educational series. It covers topics such as living with diabetes, heart disease, cancer, healthy living, healthy cooking, lifestyle changes, sexuality, pain management, obesity, exercise and positive aging. read more and get schedule of upcoming programs, click here.
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Thank you for helping us during the Giving Partner Challenge
Thank you for helping us! The support of our community truly inspires us to continue in our mission to promote wellness and improve the health status in underserved communities. You helped Multicultural Health Institute to raise $5,980!

During the Challenge, Multicultural Health Institute and Genesis Health Services aligned our vision, goals, and messaging to provide "Mind Your Health" event, a day of health awareness and education services centered on nutrition and mental wellness. We also had the Jewish Family & Children Service and Alzheimer's Association to join us as they provided information on their services.
Multicultural Health Institute appreciates the Foundation Partners that made this year’s Giving Challenge possible: The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation, William G. & Marie Selby Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, Charlotte Community Foundation, and John S. & James L. Knight Foundation. We appreciate you and your support during the 24 hour Giving Challenge!
The Multicultural Health Institute(MHI) seeks to level the healthcare playing field by promoting, educating, and insuring equal healthcare access and treatment for individuals and communities who are traditionally uninsured or underinsured and receive a poor quality of care.
Did you know MHI has touched over 25,000 lives in the last 4 years through health education and screening programs targeting diverse health issues.

October 16, 2014, Positive Aging Health and Wellness: Wellness Choices to Reduce Health Disparities, Preventing and Living with Heart Disease, and Stroke Prevention. Speakers: Dr. Mahfouz El Shahawy, Medical Director, Cardiovascular Center of Sarasota, and Jill Garrett, MSN, ARNP-C, Sarasota Memorial Hospital Secondary & TIA Prevention Clinic.

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