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Reproductive and sexual health awareness

It’s February – love and romance are in the air. These feelings can cause much more than butterflies and fuzziness, they can lead to sexually transmitted disease or unintended pregnancy.…

New Board officers elected at 2018 annual meeting

The Coalition elected new Board officers  at its annual meeting January 18.  The Coalition also released the 2017 Annual Report. The new 2018 Board officers are: Kenneth Scarborough, Board Chair. Mr. Scarborough…

2018 Philip Gilbert Awards Recipient: Melanie Lawson

Congratulations to Melanie Lawson, recipient of the 2018 Philip Gilbert Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The award, given each year, is reserved for a dedicated and passionate volunteer who shares…

2018 Dorothy Wilson Mabry Award Recipient: Rodney Graham

The 2018 Dorothy Wilson Mabry Award in Recognition of Outstanding Accomplishments by a Healthy Start Participant or Grass-Roots Community Leader was presented at the January 2018 Coalition Meeting to Rodney Graham,…

2018 Carol Brady Community Leadership Award Recipient: Reverend Frederick D. Richardson Jr.

Congratulations go to Reverend Frederick D. Richardson Jr., recipient of the 2018 Carol Brady Community Leadership Award! The award, given each year, recognizes the outstanding efforts and commitment of a…

January: National Healthy Weight Awareness Month

January is National Healthy Weight Awareness Month – a time to make resolutions that lead to lifestyle changes for years to come, not just in the new year! A healthy…

Improve and increase the services your organization provides with a National Health Corps Florida member – apply to be a host site before February 7

Long Time Host Site for National Health Corps Florida Member: UF Health Jacksonville – Healthy Start Program For five years, UF Health Jacksonville has utilized National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps …

I am a Healthy Start Employer: Coalition launches new business initiative

A large majority of parents — mothers, fathers, legal guardians — participate in the workforce. Because their quality of life, and that of their child or children, is directly impacted by the support they…

CenteringParenting connects moms at Magnolia

As four moms sat together around a blanket in the meeting room, their babies wiggling and cooing in the middle, they slowly realized their commonalities — the challenges of new…

Help remove the transportation barrier by donating to our minibus fund

Lack of transportation is one of the biggest disadvantages for a family needing to access healthcare, education and other services that will help every baby have a healthy start in…