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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…

Living My Best Life: 2019 Home Visiting Symposium

Nurse home visitors, nursing students and care coordinators from maternal and child health programs across the region gathered for “Living My Best Life,” the 2019 Northeast Florida Home Visiting Symposium…

2019 Healthy Families Jacksonville Graduation

Twenty-five little ones and their parents graduated from Healthy Families Jacksonville on Thursday, September 26 at the Legends Center. Moms, dads and their children were presented with a certificate and…

Baby Shoes: Infant Mortality Awareness Month Memorial

The Healthy Start Coalition is commemorating the 147 babies who died before their first birthday in 2018 in Northeast Florida with a special Baby Shoes Memorial at Jacksonville City Hall…