Healthy Start, March of Dimes initiative focuses on last weeks of pregnancy

The Florida March of Dimes has awarded the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions (FAHSC) funding to implement a consumer education campaign to increase understanding of the importance of the…

Responsible Fatherhood program partners with Department of Revenue

Training on responsible fatherhood and a mother’s role in the father-child relationship is now available to men and women through a new partnership with the Department of Revenue’s (DOR) Child Support…

Coalition awarded funding for Nurse-Family Partnership

The Coalition received funding to establish a Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program under a new federal initiative supporting evidence-based home visiting programs. One of five projects funded as part of Florida’s…

Study shows infant death risk increased among babies born before 40 weeks

Babies born at their full gestational age — 39 weeks — are less likely to die than those born just two weeks earliers, according to a new study. The study was…

3rd National Summit on Preconception Health and Healthcare

When: June 12-14, 2011 Location: Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL Time: The Preconception Summit is sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances…

NEFL Healthy Start Coalition — June Coalition Meeting

When: June 16, 2011 Location: Early Learning Coalition, 8301 Cypress Plaza Dr., Suite 201, Jacksonville, FL 32256 Time: 9 am

FIMR — June Meeting

When: June 7, 2011 Location: Healthy Start Coalition Conference Room, 644 Cesery Blvd., Ste. 210, Jacksonville, FL 32211 Time: 12-2:30pm

NEFL Teen Pregnancy Task Force — June Meeting

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

Northeast Florida KidCare Steering Council — June Meeting

When: June 1, 2011 Location: CMS Building, 2nd Floor Small Conference Room, 910 N. Jefferson St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 Time: 10 am

Baker County Infant Mortality Task Force — June Meeting

When: June 10, 2011 Location: Baker County Health Department, Conference Room, 480 W. Lowder St., Macclenny, FL Time: 2:30-4:30 pm