Recognizing Excellence and Innovation in Community Health

The Sapphire Awards were designed in 2005 by the Florida Blue Foundation to recognize and promote excellence and innovation in community health leadership and programming in Florida.

  1. "The wisdom of one's lived experienes is their expertise. Learn humbly. Don't fail to slow down & listen. Mark Thomas #HealthyFlorida
  2. #Florida will add 6M people by 2030. To keep 5% unemployment, #FL must create 2M jobs - subtle reminder from @AlanLevineMSHA #healthyflorida
  3. Sixty percent of Americans can't afford $500 unexpected bill @FLBlue #HealthyFlorida @USouthFlorida Susan McManus
  4. "True #health #equity MUST also address #mentalhealth... then an only then can we address disparities"- @DanielEDawes at #healthyflorida
  5. Children who don't have access to oral health often end up with issues with diabetes, cardiovascular and more in their 30s. #HealthyFlorida
  6. There is nothing more permanent than a government temporary program #HealthyFlorida
  7. The idea of health equality is giving everyone a chance to flourish and live their optimum healthy life -@DanielEDawes #HealthyFlorida https://t.co/jcqrDID0zO
    The idea of health equality is giving everyone a chance to flourish and live their optimum healthy life -@DanielEDawes #HealthyFlorida pic.twitter.com/jcqrDID0zO
  8. Improving health care quality does not necessarily eliminate health disparities. -@DanielEDawes #HealthyFlorida
  9. In-no+-Vation. The culture of philanthropy. Corporate Social Responsibility. @IvBlossom. #HealthyFlorida
  10. $11,000 gifted to @sfc_fl for aging well via @NCOAging Aging Mastery Program®. TY @MichaelSaunders and Wells Fargo.  http://bit.ly/2pGifzl 
  11. 86% of 3rd graders living in concentrated poverty don't read @ grade level. We can do better #HealthyFlorida @SuncoastCGLR #CultureofHealth