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Creating a just and sustainable St. Petersburg: eradicating inequality to achieve optimal health for all people.

Driven by a passionate vision for health equity, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg aims to close the gaps that systemically and structurally disadvantage the people of south Pinellas County. The Foundation seeks to carefully examine and upend the social determinants of health that historically and currently marginalize people based on their race, ethnicity, income, gender and geography. With almost $180 million in funds, the Foundation is the largest grant-making organization in St. Petersburg. Although it distributed nearly 9 million dollars last year, the Foundation is actively tackling health inequality in other innovative ways. Through social innovation, convening, capacity building, strategic communications and engagement, and advocacy, the Foundation provides a comprehensive, collaborative approach to eradicating inequality.

Company Overview

Company Name

Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

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The Foundation for a Health St. Petersburg is a private foundation working with the communities of Pinellas County to eradicate inequality, achieve health equity, and improve population health. The Foundation inspires and empowers people, organizations, ideas, and relationships to ensure that every person equitably achieves optimal health and well-being.

Core values/mission statement

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.

Company Leadership

Randall Russell Influencer

President & CEO

Randall H. Russell joined the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg in March 2015 as the founding President and Chief Executive Officer. With a dossier that spans 30 years, he is especially adept at helping communities galvanize and flourish through high-level advocacy efforts, individual tenaciousness, and a commitment to using both private and public sector resources to create systemic and community change.

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