School of Social Work faculty member David B. Saltman, L.C.S.W., C.S.W.S., has been appointed to the 2016-2017 Health Council of South Florida Board of Directors. His appointment comes as a recognition of his qualifications and commitment to healthcare in our community.
Saltman is a licensed clinical social worker and certified clinical social work supervisor. He is also a visiting instructor specialized in aging at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s School of Social Work. He has served as a gero-social work education consultant with the Council on Social Work Education, and has 46 years of experience in clinical practice as a licensed psychotherapist. In addition, he has been an organization and strategic planning consultant, Chair of the Miami-Dade Mayor’s Initiative on Aging, served previously on the Board of Directors of the Health Council of South Florida, and as CEO of Jewish Community Services of South Florida, for 28 years.
The Health Council of South Florida (HCSF), lead by Stempel alumna Eneida O. Roldan, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., is one of eleven local health councils created by S 408.033 to coordinate health services planning across the state. Determining that health services are and must be based on a foundation of ethics, their strategic goals emphasize reducing disparities in access to care, improving health promotion, and minimizing the effects of HIV/AIDS, with an emphasis on Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
For 45 years, the Council has served as an objective source of healthcare information, fostering community dialogue on contemporary health issues and developing solutions for emerging health needs. As the preferred partner for strategic and community-based planning, the HCSF provides substantial benefits to the residents and health care providers in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.