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2019 Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards

7 Reasons to be at the Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards

  1. Register early and score big savings!

  2. Location, location, location! In sunny Kissimmee, Florida, the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center includes a 4.5-acre, soaring glass atrium with winding waterways, lush gardens and interesting venues.

  3. The exhibit area is going to be awesome. Meet and greet the experts—and learn about their products and solutions in health and health care. Discover new opportunities for collaboration, and implement innovative learnings in your organization and community.

  4. The main stage and breakout sessions will fuel your imagination. Hear from dynamic, inspirational speakers from across the nation. We’ll be announcing them soon.

  5. Networking. Get acquainted and catch up with colleagues and peers from across the state. Make new friends and exchange information and ideas.

  6. An evening to remember. Network into the night and meet the Sapphire Awards Finalists during the reception. Enjoy a special dinner during the Sapphire Awards program—where you’ll learn about the work of nonprofits and individuals who demonstrate excellence and innovation in community health.

  7. The Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards live in social media. Get the scoop—with details on sessions, topics, speakers, and presenters. Watch for info on social media and in communications from the Florida Blue Foundation.

Who attends? Here are a few of the organizations that participated in the 2018 event:

Ability Housing

GROW Central Florida

American Association of Caregiving Youth

Guitars Over Guns

Baptist Health

Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County

Barnabas Center

Health Council of East Central Florida


Hebni Nutrition Consultants

Business & Leadership Institute for Early Learning

Hispanic Unity of Florida

Center for Child Counseling

Hope Haven

City of Orlando


Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida

KidSafe Foundation

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Leadership Jacksonville

Daniel Memorial

Lee Health Foundation

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Legal Services of North Florida

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Mayo Clinic


Meridian Behavioral Health

Feeding Northeast Florida


Flight of Ideas

Pasco Kids First

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers

Quantum Foundation

Florida A&M University


Florida Action Coalition

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida

Florida Center for Nursing

Suwannee River AHEC

Florida Community Health Centers

Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative

Florida Nurses Association

Tampa General Hospital

Florida Philanthropic Network

The Salvation Army

Florida State University

The Assistance Fund

Florida's Vision Quest

Tykes and Teens

Gateway Community Services

UF Health

Gift of Life


Grantmakers In Health

YMCA of South Palm Beach County