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New nationwide safe sleep Coalition forms

A new Coalition focused on the issue of has formed in anticipation of legislation that will be introduced in Congress. The Coaliton Against Unsafe Sleep Environments (CAUSE) aims to bring…

“F as in Fat” obesity report released

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health shows obesity is on the rise and tops 30 percent in 12 states. Ten years ago, no…

“Where can I find a low cost car seat?” & other common car seat questions

UPDATE: The Florida Highway Patrol and Baker County Health Department no longer provide low-cost car-seats. In 2009, 372 children ages 5 and under were injured in motor vehicle accidents in Northeast Florida.…

CJ Foundation offers new online support group for parents who experience sudden infant death

The CJ Foundation for SIDS will host a new parent-to-parent, online support group for parents to connect with each other and seek support around the tragedy of losing an infant…

“Hot Topics in Infant Safe Sleep” webinar series available

Three webinars on national hot topics in infant safe sleep are available this summer. The webinars will be July 19, July 26 and August 23 from 3 to 4 pm…

Breastfeeding resources for Northeast Florida moms

Proponents of breastfeeding all agree: Breastmilk is the best milk. Breastmilk is designed by the body to provide the nutrients a baby needs based on age and feeding habits. It’s…

World Breastfeeding Week 2011

Join the celebration: The 20th World Breastfeeding Week will be  August 1-7, 2011. Held by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action every year since 1991, the week is intended to…

Healthy Summer with Healthy Children — Health & Enrollment Fair

When: July 16, 2011 Location: 2625 Orange Picker Rd., Jacksonville, FL Time: 11am-2pm Hosted by: Philip R. Cousin AME Church Sponsored by: Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition Families can receive…

Webinar available on postpartum depression

The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition is holding a webinar on “Reducing effects of postpartum depression – provider education and maternal empowerment.” It is scheduled for July 13 from 1-2pm. The…

NEFL Teen Pregnancy Task Force — July Meeting

When: July 13, 2011 Location: Location: Shands Jacksonville Learning Resource Center, Birch Cherry Room, 653 W. 8th St., Jacksonville, FL 32209 Time: 4-5:30 pm