The Healthy Start Coalition
In Northeast Florida too many babies die from preventable causes and lack of health services. The Healthy Start Coalition leads a cooperative community effort to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of children, childbearing women and their families in Northeast Florida.
Infant Mortality Awareness Month
Every day, the Coalition helps families celebrate their babies first birthdays. We have numerous activities highlighting what we do to achieve healthy birth outcomes in order to prevent infant mortality.
Healthy Start redesign
After 28 years, Healthy Start's look is new and improved. The new journey to healthy birth outcomes creates links to the local system of care through Connect and capitalizes on strengthening women and family empowerment.
2018 infant mortality rates
The infant mortality rate increased from 7.3 to 7.9 deaths per 1000 live births in 2018. 147 babies died before their first birthday - the equivalent of eight classes of kindergarteners.