Blog

Meet our staff: Beverly Butler

Beverly Butler is the project director for our NEFL Nurse-Family Partnership and Coordinated Intake & Referral Project. She has a passion for helping others reach their maximum potential and is…

Make a Difference! Leadership Academy Kingsley Plantation experience

Slavery marked the start of inequality between blacks and whites in America since 1619. In 1814, Zephaniah Kingsley brought slaves to pick Sea Island cotton, boil sugar cane, plant indigo…

Guest Post: Twice the service, twice the impact

Yasheika Allen and Kimberly Feliciano completed the 2017-2018 term with the National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps program, an initiative of the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition. They each served 1700…

Meet our staff: Marsha Davis

For over fifteen years, Marsha Davis has worked at the Coalition in various positions and now is the director of the Healthy Families Jacksonville program. She worked as a family…

Minority mental health impacting families

According to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States are less likely to have access to and utilize mental…

Azalea Prevention combats substance use and poor community mental health through training Certified Recovery Peer Specialists

The Azalea Project Prevention program trains Certified Recovery Peer Specialists to connect people who have experienced recovery with substance users to help achieve its goal of preventing substance-exposed newborns and…

Make a Difference! Leadership Academy Spring 2018 class graduates

Five community residents graduated as part of the Spring 2018 Make a Difference! Leadership Academy on July 12, the tenth class to finish the grassroots program, an initiative of the Magnolia Project and…

Dads role in Healthy Families

June’s theme for Healthy Families Jacksonville’s monthly gathering was fathers: Dads play a major role in their children’s health and need the same childrearing information, tools and skills that moms…

National Health Corps Florida members complete their 2017-18 term

The 2017-18 class of National Health Corps Florida members were recognized for their commitment to service and contributions to the community at a Recognition Ceremony on June 26. Twenty-three members committed to…

Third Annual Father’s Day Event: Highlighting dad’s role in the family

Dads can pass on many skills to their kids such as how to play sports, change a tire and much more. Dads are also highly regarded for their ability to…