Poverty and health care are some of the key areas that need to be addressed in Miami-Dade County. This week I hosted business and healthcare roundtables to lead Miami-Dade County in a better direction. At the business roundtable, which was attended by local government and business leaders, I presented an initiative to ensure that opportunities for advancement are available for all County residents. Through this initiative, we will train residents who need jobs and match them up with business owners who need their skills in order to get their projects off the ground. The path out of poverty and towards a stronger middle class is through hard work and good job opportunities. This roundtable calls on the best and brightest in key sectors to work together to find a better way forward.
At the Healthcare meeting, co-hosted with the Health Council of South Florida, and attended by state and local leaders from both the public and private sector, I promoted shared leadership and the alignment of our community resources to create a healthy, sustainable and accountable community. Moving forward, my administration will continue to work in partnership with the Health Council of South Florida to lead this collaborative approach towards population health management, which ultimately will reduce our healthcare costs and improve the health and well-being of residents. I would like to thank Marisel Losa, Dr. Thao Tran, and their team at the Health Council for all the work they do in our community.