Health—General & Rehabilitative

The Multicultural Health Institute

aka MHI

Sarasota, FL


MHI seeks to level the health care playing field by promoting, educating, and ensuring equal health care access and treatment for under served communities and individuals who are traditionally uninsured and receive a less than adequate quality of care; supporting programs that educate, identify and test for diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease, Infant Mortality, HIV/Aids and other health issues.

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Principal Officer

No Executive Director

Main Address

1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Way

Sarasota, FL 34234 USA


STEM, Health Disparity, Under-served, Under-represented, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Health Program (E70)

Science, General (includes Interdisciplinary Scientific Activities) (U20)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

MHI is devoted to improving the health status in diverse, under-served and/or under represented communities. Through collaboration and education, we promote wellness and health care that will lead to longer, healthier lives and reduce costly health disparities through effective prevention efforts. We support programs that educate, identify and test for diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, HIV/AIDS, Infant Mortality and other health issues.

Our programs

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MHI STEAM Career Awareness

MHI Health & Wellness - Healing Circle

MHI Health & Wellness - Discount Clinic

Where we work

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MHI Goals : a.) Establish a complete community, school pipeline- elementary through high school and ongoing throughout the year to provide support to increase the number of students from underrepresented backgrounds successfully prepare for STEAMH ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, Health) careers. b.) Increase public awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences ( ACES), how to identify those at risk linking them to available services. c.) Collaboration on respiratory health, nutritional awareness ,stress management, wellness self care methods & cancer awareness through MHI Healing Circles- educate vulnerable populations in self-exam, screening mammograms, where to procure tests at low cost. Engage & train peer to peer educators to hold"pink Tea Parties" at churches, neighborhoods, workplaces to expand/perpetuate influence of the program. health fair, . d.) Dissemination of health education, research & reference materials via various social media outlets, regular newsletter publication, public speaking engagements, community health fairs, health information kiosks and webinars. By continuing to develop & implement programs that help reduce health disparities. MHI's work helps reduce costs within our strained health care system. It's programs reach the working uninsured, serve to strengthen weak linkages & access to health care; building capacity & fostering greater community collaboration & partnership among related agencies & organizations within the region.

MHI continues to build on what we do best, deploying our dedicated team of volunteers throughout the community attending health fairs , community events, community meetings providing health information, community resources and blood pressure checks and linkage to health care. We hold workshops where community members can attend and learn from experts in many fields . Our Healing Circle Your Health Matters series such as "Lung & Respiratory Health" partnering with the Lung Health Clinic ,Sarasota Memorial Hospital; our "Low Cost, Nutritional Cooking" partnering with All Faiths Food Bank and future planned Healing Circles for topics such as stress management and Breast Cancer Awareness. In partnership with Sierra Club we will establish a science club , mentoring of students interested in STEAMH related careers, after school assistance in homework completion, preparation for Science Fairs and SAT or ACT tests as well as Shadowing/internship opportunities.

MHI's outreach efforts has allowed it to forge partnerships with non-profit organizations, government entities and community based initiatives. Our partnerships with Gulf Coast Medical Society, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, BEST Academy, New College of Florida, VISTA, AHEC( Tobacco Free Florida), Sarasota Department of Health & Human Services, Anti Racist Coalition and others. This collaborative approach addresses the environmental health issues and STEAMH career pipeline expansion. In 2019, so far, the MHI team has logged over 776 volunteer hours, held numerous events and collaborated on planning, recruitment and support for over 65 impactful activities. We have a proven track record of the success of our MHI Scholars/students who have gone on to successful careers in healthcare and science and are "giving back" to their communities.

Success will be monitored by monthly reports documenting educational activities, speakers, number of participants and feedback after events as well as number of health information pamphlets and handouts given out, number of people linked to care and number of people who have blood pressure checks.. It will also be monitored by number of subscribers to our Website ,Facebook Page and newsletter utilizing Google analytics and Constant Contact analytics.

The successful completion of our Summer STEAMH program has allowed us to take the first steps in the establishment of a year-round STEAMH pipeline program. We are working with the local high school principal, staff and students in establishing a STEAMH Club in the school that is led by students and supported by MHI. This club will also reach out to the local middle school and elementary school with informative sessions

External Reviews


2012 Unity award - Medical category 2012

Biz941 Magazine

Community Service Award 2008

Genesis Health Services

Innovation Recognition Award 2007

WEDU Television Station - Sarasota & Bradenton, Florida

Community Service Award 2010

Healthy Start

Community Service Award 2012

Newtown, Florida Martin Luther King Celebration Committee

Youth Empowerment Award 2008

The Links

Concerns of Women Physicians Award: Woman in Medicine Award 2014

National Medical Association Council



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