About Live Healthy Miami Gardens


The mission of the Live Healthy Miami Gardens is to foster and maintain a community culture of health and well-being for all residents of the city through access, information, activities and services.


Live Healthy Miami Gardens aspires to create a community where all residents’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs are fulfilled.


LHMG has adopted a set of Value Statements that reflects the core principles that guide our work and the organizational culture we inspire to create.  These guiding principles are:

  • Accountability –we assume and demonstrate responsibility for our actions and decisions. 
  • Community Engagement – we strive to engage the community in all that we do, recognizing that community involvement is empowering and increases the likelihood of cooperation, ownership and success.
  • Data Driven – we are committed to utilizing data collection and analysis to guide participatory decision making that improves success.
  • Education – we educate people, organizations and institutions about how they can support, encourage, and engage in healthy behaviors in the community.
  • Health Equity – we are committed to eliminating health disparities and ensuring everyone in our community has the opportunity to attain his or her full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or socially determined circumstances.
  • Sustainability – we will focus on efforts that can be scaled.



Our health is largely influenced by the choices we make for ourselves and our families. But the conditions in the communities where we live, learn, work and play also are major factors affecting people’s ability to make healthy choices. Research shows that communities that have safe places to play and exercise, good public transportation and housing, access to high quality and affordable food, readily available health care, etc. have healthier residents. The economic, social and physical environments that surround us can have a greater impact on our health than how often we go to the doctor’s office. In light of this knowledge, the City of Miami Gardens is committed to helping its neighborhoods themselves promote health.


Through an extensive competitive process, The Health Foundation of South Florida selected the City of Miami Gardens as one of two communities in Miami-Dade County to receive a 6 year (2014-2020) Healthy Community Partnership Grant entitled Live Healthy Miami Gardens (LHMG).


LHMG’s ultimate goal is to improve the living conditions in the City of Miami Gardens and make it a healthier place to live.  LHMG is designed to develop, implement and sustain effective community-level health strategies for the following Health Impact Areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD); Healthy Eating and Improved Nutrition; Mental Health; Physical Activity; and Primary Health Care.

Healthy Community Partnership

A program of the City of Miami Gardens.

About Healthy Community Partnership

MISSION: to foster and maintain a community culture of health and well-being for all residents of the city through access, information, activities and services.

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