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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…

The Way Free Medical Clinic receives grant from foundation

Congratulations to the Way Free Medical Clinic for a $100,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation! The grant will enable the clinic to expand the medical…

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

May 4th is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. The National Day is organized by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy to bring attention to the…

Florida Birth Defects Registry report released

One in 28 babies in Florida are born with a birth defect — which are the leading cause of infant death, according to the latest Florida Birth Defects Registry reported released…

NAS Jax Hospital close to Baby-Friendly Hospital designation

NAS Jacksonville moved a step closer to becoming the first hospital in Northeast Florida to receive the “Baby-Friendly Hospital” designation recognizing its support of breastfeeding mothers. The national inspection team…

SML Women’s 5k allowed Coalition to spread the word about services for women and healthy babies

The Coalition participated in the on Saturday and was able to talk community members about healthy pregnancies and babies! Amanda, our member and outreach specialist who attended the event, reported:…

Task Force featured in news for teen focus group results

The  has been featured in the local news because of the results of several focus groups conducted around the region with teens that show they want a more holistic approach to…

New Frontiers in Teacher Evaluation forum to take place May 4

On May 4, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund and United Way are co-hosting a “New Frontiers in Teacher Evaluation,” a forum featuring national speakers on the issues of performance pay and…