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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

St. Johns Infant Mortality Task Force — May Meeting

When: May 20, 2011 Location: St. Johns County Health Department, Conference Room A, 1955 US 1 South, St. Augustine Time: 3-5pm

Jacksonville Birthing Project receives March of Dimes grant

The March of Dimes Florida Chapter awarded a $3,000 community grant to the Jacksonville Birthing Project, a Coalition initiative, for the program’s second annual baby shower. The baby shower is…

Preliminary 2010 stats show continued improvement in infant health

Provisional state data on births and deaths show another decrease in infant mortality in Northeast Florida for 2010. Between January-December 2010 the region had an infant mortality rate of 7.3…

Elizabeth G. Means Community Health Center dedicated

The Shands Jacksonville Eastside Family Practice Center was rededicated as the Elizabeth G. Means Community Health Center May 10 in honor of the long-time advocate and vice-president for community affairs…

Healthy Start funding cut in final hours of session

The 2011-2012 budget passed by the Florida Legislature included a $5.4 million cut in funding for the state Healthy Start program. The last minute reduction was made during final negotiations…

Northeast Florida Counts launched

Northeast Florida Counts by the numbers: 175+ indicators; 30 sponsors and partners; and 1 central Web site. The Web site, which launched May 6, features a community dashboard with indicators for…

Coalition staff “March for Babies”

Coalition members marched over the Acosta and Main Street bridges and through downtown Jacksonville on Saturday in support of some of our community’s most vulnerable citizens: babies born too soon, too small and very sick.…

Two Healthy Start providers receive Governor’s Sterling Awards Sustained Excellence honor

Shands Jacksonville Medical Center and the St. Johns County Health Department received the 2011 Governor’s Sterling Award Sustained Excellence honor, as past recipients who have shown continued excellence. Both organizations are…

Free grant preparation training for womens and girls health organizations

The Florida Department of Health — Office of Minority Health is offering a free Grant Preparation Training “for Beginners” on May 23 from 9 am to 3 pm at the…