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Request for Proposals: St. Johns Healthy Start Services

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition is seeking a qualified provider to implement Healthy Start services in St. Johns County aimed at addressing the region’s infant mortality rate. Funding of up…

Infant mortality rate relatively unchanged, sleep-related deaths still an issue

Infant mortality in Northeast Florida was relatively unchanged in 2017, dropping slightly from 7.4 to 7.3 deaths per 1000 live births. 137 babies died before their first birthday, the equivalent…

Men’s Health Month: Disease prevention for common threats to men

June is Men’s Health Month. The goal of the month according to the Men’s Health Network is to “heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and…

Coalition staff participates in statewide home visiting quality improvement initiative

Coalition CQI Coordinator Cyndia Estime was selected to be a lead representative on the Florida Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program State Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Team.…

I am a Healthy Start Employer: UF Health Jacksonville

Congratulations to the UF Health Jacksonville for receiving certification as a silver-level I am a Healthy Start Employer for creating a culture of health and wellbeing for families in the workplace! The…

Healthy Start creating breastfeeding buy-in around Baker County

Having difficulty when breastfeeding and pumping – especially coming off maternity leave – is a common problem among most moms. Healthy Start Baker County, with the help of a grant…

10,000 moms reached and referred – a Healthy Start St. Johns success story

Healthy Start St. Johns Human Services Counselor Gail Koller recently reached over 10,000 moms and enrolled them into Healthy Start services to help them have a healthy pregnancy and baby.…

Northeast Florida health rankings by county

Low birthweight is a key indicator of a healthy start and quality of life. According to the 2018 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report, a report completed under the Robert…

Dads at a disadvantage: Lessons learned from the discussion of mental health and opioid crises affecting fathers

The lack of support and resources for men cripples the already negative impact dads face when battling the mental health and substance abuse crises in Northeast Florida. On Wednesday April…

I am a Healthy Start Employer: Black Knight

Congratulations to Black Knight for receiving certification as a gold-level I am a Healthy Start Employer for creating a culture of health and wellbeing for families in the workplace! The certification is awarded…