Center for Thriving Communities

Equity Action Labs – Congratulations Awardees!

Center for Children’s Rights, Jacksonville

The Guatemalan-Maya Center, Fort Worth

Melanin Mother’s Meet, Tallahassee

The three winning projects will focus on positively impacting the mental health and well-being of youth, youth & adults, and women.

The Center will provide capacity-strengthening tools and resources through toolkits, materials, and a webinar series that will include topics such as community-centered measurement and evaluation. We believe it is important to support all applicants as you continue the impactful work of helping Floridians achieve the highest levels of health and well-being.

Join us for the Center for Thriving Communities’ Learning Journey Webinar Series in partnership with Build Healthy Places Network and Shift Health Accelerator!

📅 Mark your calendars for four monthly educational sessions from April to October 2024 and a bonus session on grant writing, starting with Session 1: Engaging Communities in Local Health Initiatives on April 30th at 12PM EST! View the full schedule here.

🔍 Each session will equip you with tools and insights to drive community-led well-being efforts across Florida, fostering collaboration and sustainability in local capacity building. From co-designing community health goals to measuring impact and resourcing initiatives, we’ve got you covered!

💼 Don’t miss out on these invaluable sessions! Share this opportunity with your network and join us as we empower communities to thrive together. All are welcome!

🎥 Can’t make it live? No worries! Sessions will be recorded.

📧 For registration, questions or to receive recordings, email

Are you looking for more information on the Equity Action Labs model? Please view the resources below:

Equity Action Labs Implementation Guide


A Florida where everyone has the opportunity to prosper and thrive.


To collaborate with communities in the creation of enduring and impactful resources that support all Floridians in achieving the highest levels of health and well-being.

Guiding Principles

  • Cultural Humility: Centering, embracing, and integrating lived experiences.
  • Enduring: Cultivating relationships and committing to long-term sustainable change.
  • Collaborative: Establishing trusting partnerships, shared goals and aspirations to help communities thrive.
  • Opportunity for all: Working together to improve access to resources.
  • Practical: Implementing solutions that are accessible, impactful, and replicable.
  • Transparency: Openly sharing findings, strategies and approaches.


Community Engagement

Listening, learning, and understanding by engaging diverse voices to inform its priorities and action agenda.


Equity Action Labs

Bringing together diverse teams to work on testing ideas and solutions to improve health and social conditions impacting communities’ health and well-being.



Offering educational resources and training opportunities while meeting the learning needs of diverse populations.


Follow Up & Sustainability

Providing post-training support and continued engagement, including publishing outcomes and lessons learned through various communication platforms, reports and community forums.

Read our 2023 Community Engagement Report here

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