Chief Executive Officer, Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade
Topics of Expertise:
African American Families / Asian & Asian American Families / Child Welfare / Children / Domestic Violence & Child Abuse / Family Counseling, Therapy & Parenting Intervention / Family Law / Fertility,Reproduction & Sexual Health / Health & Illness / Health Care / Latino Families / Race, Ethnicity & Culture / Reproductive Health / Transition - Couples to Parenting / Work & Family
Manuel Fermin is the President Elect of the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions. He has been the CEO for over 12 years at the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, which is the lead organization in Miami-Dade County for providing services in maternal, infant and child health. It serves approximately 30,000 pregnant women and 31,000 infants. The primary goals are to reduce the rates of infant mortality, pre-term birth and low birth weight, improve women’s health and pregnancy outcomes, promote the enhanced development of infants and toddlers, and improve the community’s knowledge and awareness about our various services. Manuel received a Masters in Public Administration from Florida International University, and BA in Sociology from the University of Florida.