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National Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2020

Every baby deserves to celebrate their first birthday 🎂. During National Infant Mortality Awareness Month in September, we focus on bringing awareness to the rate of babies that die each…

Baby’s First Steps Virtual 5K Walk/Run: September 12th & 13th

Join us September 12th and 13th for a virtual run/walk to help ensure every baby celebrates their first birthday! The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition is hosting the Baby’s First…

Meet our staff: Pamela Vicars, RN

Pamela Vicars is a Nurse Home Visitor with the Seeking Safety program, a new initiative of the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition. She joined the Coalition in April 2020 .…

Infant mortality declines in 2019, disparities persist

While the regional infant mortality declined in 2019 in Northeast Florida, it continues to be a major health issue affecting families – particularly black families. The rate decreased from 7.9…

A message from our CEO on racism and inequity

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition stands in solidarity with those denouncing racism and injustices that contribute to discrimination and inequality for people of color. The death of George Floyd…

Meet our staff: Aundra Brown-Hicks

Aundra Brown-Hicks is a case manager with the Magnolia Project, where she works with families to make a positive difference in their lives. She joined the Coalition in this position…

Drug use now a leading cause of maternal deaths in Florida

Drug-related deaths are the leading cause of death to mothers  during pregnancy or  within one year afterwards in Florida, according to the state Pregnancy-associated Mortality Review (PAMR). Drug use deaths…

Coalition programs host Mother’s Day of Caring for families during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Coalition’s direct service programs joined together today for a Mother’s Day of Caring on Friday, May 8th to provide support to pregnant women, dads, babies and families during the…

Meet our staff: Tiffany Williams

Tiffany J. Williams began her role at the Coalition as Program Director of NEFL Nurse-Family Partnership in January 2019 and transitioned in April 2019 to a Director of Administration, overseeing…

COVID 19 Update

Our employees and the thousands of families we serve each year are the priority of the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition during this unprecedented coronavirus outbreak. We are shifting our…