MHI was created to level the healthcare playing field by promoting, educating and ensuring equal healthcare access and treatment for underserved communities and individuals who are traditionally uninsured and receive a less than adequate quality of care. Founded in 1995 by Lisa Merritt, MD, MHI focuses on health disparities, their effect on our nation's citizens and the positive economic impact of health education, nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The essence of MHI's work embodies principles of service, empowerment and collective community effort. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, MHI provides a holistic, full circle life cycle approach to healing and wellness by focusing on the participation, education and training of adults as well as offering hands-on enrichment experiences to aspiring and promising young people in the community.
THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 (or 1-800-352-9832 en Espanola) OR GOING ON THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE: WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF THE DONATION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.