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City of Jacksonville adds infant mortality to strategic plan

The Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee voted to add infant mortality to the list of priorities in its strategic plan at a meeting Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The Finance Committee…

Coalition partners with child welfare organizations to implement Plan of Safe Care

The Healthy Start Coalition has partnered with local child welfare organizations to implement the Plan of Safe Care locally for substance-exposed newborns. The Coalition has worked as part of the…

Meet our staff: Kathy Irvine

For over two years, Kathy Irvine has worked as a case manager with the Coalition’s Fatherhood P.R.I.D.E. program, making a positive impact in the lives of fathers and their families.…

Women’s Center of Jacksonville involves Azalea participants through a new community focus

For three years the Women’s Centers of Jacksonville primarily offered violence prevention training to Jacksonville University students only. With a newer community focus, the Women’s Center of Jacksonville has now…

From Data to Action: A review of all 2018 infant deaths in Northeast Florida

The first complete analysis of all local infant deaths from a year was presented on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at “From Data to Action: A review of all 2018 infant…

Guest Post: Infant Mortality and Social Determinants of Health

  By Debra Smyers, Sunshine Health Debra Smyers is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Sunshine Health. She is responsible for utilization management, case management and quality improvement…

Meet our staff: Michael Skiathitis

Michael Skiathitis is the assistant program manager for the Coalition’s Healthy Families Jacksonville program and has been working with the Coalition for over two years. He is passionate about advocating…

Healthy Families Jacksonville: Repaying the Kindness

Former Healthy Families Jacksonville participant Laurie Moore credits the program for many triumphs in the primary stages of raising her boys, including discerning developmental delays early and providing the family with…

Baker County Infant Mortality Awareness Month Baby Shower

The Baker County Infant Mortality Task Force & Substance-exposed Newborn Workgroup hosted a community baby shower Sunday, September 29 during National Infant Mortality Awareness Month to provide education and awareness…

2019 Magnolia Project & Healthy Start Community Baby Shower

Healthy moms, dads and babies were celebrated at the third annual Magnolia Project & Healthy Start Community Baby Shower, sponsored by State Representative Tracie Davis, on Saturday, September 28. The event was held…