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Infant Mortality Awareness: Meet Natasha Jones

Natasha Jones is a participant in the Nurse-Family Partnership program, an evidence-based home visiting program for first-time moms in Duval, Baker and Clay counties that is implemented through the Healthy Start programs…

Infant Mortality Awareness: Meet Alicia Nelson

Alicia Nelson is a National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps member serving as a case manager at River Region Human Services. She shares her experience with babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome…

Infant mortality rate upticks again in Northeast Florida

Infant mortality in Northeast Florida increased in 2016, after a decline in 2015.  In 2016, 139 babies died before their first birthday, the equivalent of eight classes of kindergarteners. With…

Guest Post: Finding a voice with the Community Action Network

Marisol Rodriguez is a member of the Magnolia Project’s Community Action Network (CAN). The CAN brings together partners and residents in the community to address and impact health disparities. CAN’s goal…

Fatherhood PRIDE hosts Back to School event for community

Parents and students received support and education to prepare for the new school year at Fatherhood PRIDE’s Back to School event on August 12. Fatherhood PRIDE, an initiative of the…

Coalition receives grant to reduce rate of substance-exposed newborns

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition was awarded a three-year grant from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (HHS OWH) to reduce the alarming…

Breastfeeding: Get the support you need to continue

As World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2017 comes to an end, the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition supports the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other organizations that…

Fatherhood PRIDE: Keeping dad in the game for success

Fathers play a pivotal part in a child’s development. New evidence shows that children with early father involvement are more likely to be and stay healthy. The Coalition’s Fatherhood PRIDE…

Magnolia Project hosts federal Healthy Start regional meeting

hosted the Georgia and Florida federal Healthy Start grantees at a two-day regional meeting July 24th-25th, which provided an opportunity for the regional grantees to come together for strategizing, skill…

Open Position: Azalea Project Prevention Director

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition is accepting applications for a Prevention Director with the Azalea Project. The prevention director is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of…