Congratulations to Mike Clark, Florida Times-Union Editorial Editor, recipient of the 2020 Carol Brady Community Leadership Award! The award, given each year, recognizes the outstanding efforts and commitment of a community leader who has devoted their time, resources, funds and expertise to advancing maternal and child health in Northeast Florida.
The Times-Union Editorial Page, through Mike’s leadership, has continued to keep infant mortality in the spotlight as a critical community issue. His editorial on infant mortality and the need to expand the Fetal & Infant Mortality Review process in August 2018 was the impetus for Baptist Health, Florida Blue and UF Health Jacksonville to reach out and fund the first full review of all infant deaths in a year. He has been engaged in the issue for many years, recognizing the importance of addressing birth outcomes as a means to improve the overall health of the community and quality of life in Northeast Florida.
The Brady award recognizes the outstanding efforts and commitment of a community leader who has devoted their time, resources, funds and expertise to advancing Maternal and Child Health in Northeast Florida. The award is given in honor of Carol Brady, former Executive Director of the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition. During her time as Executive Director, Carol helped grow the Coalition from a small Healthy Start-focused agency within the North Florida Regional Council to a thriving non-profit that leverages resources to reach not only pregnant women and babies, but women in their preconception years, fathers and teens.