My name is Kat, and I am a recent graduate from the Florida State University with a Master of Public Health & Master of Science in Planning. I started working with Urban Health Partnerships (UHP) in April 2019, but before working with UHP, I worked as a community outreach coordinator in Tallahassee, Florida for over two years serving a socioeconomically disadvantaged community to increase their access, awareness, and knowledge surrounding healthy eating. I hope to improve health outcomes and the built environment in Little Haiti through advocacy and awareness by supporting increased mobility options and support for active transport.
The Friends of Flagler - Little Haiti Initiative
There are several communities that may be interconnected through the advancement of the Flagler Trail such as Little Haiti. The socioeconomic data indicates that Little Haiti is disadvantaged and has a high number of residents that rely on public transit, walking, carpooling, or biking. The primary goal of the project would be to increase mobility options through building awareness and support for active transportation and the Flagler Rail Trail. The project would make changes to the built environment through the installation of sidewalk decals and wayfinding that would highlight community assets that could be accessed by existing mobility options and future mobility options. The idea around highlighting future mobility options would be to build interest, awareness, and advocacy to help fuel long term changes.