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NEFL Nurse-Family Partnership team recognized for strong performance, outcomes

For first-time mothers, the sight of a nurse on the doorstep after a sleepless night with a newborn can be like a small miracle. The Northeast Florida team has worked…

2020 Philip Gilbert Award Recipient: Peggy Boord

Congratulations to Peggy Boord, recipient of the 2020 Philip Gilbert Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The award, given each year, is reserved for a dedicated and passionate volunteer who shares…

2020 Dorothy Wilson Mabry Award Recipient: Laurie Moore

The 2020 Dorothy Wilson Mabry Award in Recognition of Outstanding Accomplishments by a Healthy Start Participant or Grass-Roots Community Leader was presented at the January 2020 Coalition Meeting to ,…

2020 Carol Brady Community Leadership Award Recipient: Mike Clark

Congratulations to Mike Clark, Florida Times-Union Editorial Editor, recipient of the 2020 Carol Brady Community Leadership Award! The award, given each year, recognizes the outstanding efforts and commitment of a…

New Board officers and members elected at 2020 annual meeting

The Coalition elected new officers and members at its annual meeting January 23. The Coalition also released the 2019 Annual Report. The new 2020 Board officers are: Judge Pauline Drake,…

City of Jacksonville adds infant mortality to strategic plan

The Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee voted to add infant mortality to the list of priorities in its strategic plan at a meeting Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The Finance Committee…

Coalition partners with child welfare organizations to implement Plan of Safe Care

The Healthy Start Coalition has partnered with local child welfare organizations to implement the Plan of Safe Care locally for substance-exposed newborns. The Coalition has worked as part of the…

Meet our staff: Kathy Irvine

For over two years, Kathy Irvine has worked as a case manager with the Coalition’s Fatherhood P.R.I.D.E. program, making a positive impact in the lives of fathers and their families.…

Women’s Center of Jacksonville involves Azalea participants through a new community focus

For three years the Women’s Centers of Jacksonville primarily offered violence prevention training to Jacksonville University students only. With a newer community focus, the Women’s Center of Jacksonville has now…

From Data to Action: A review of all 2018 infant deaths in Northeast Florida

The first complete analysis of all local infant deaths from a year was presented on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at “From Data to Action: A review of all 2018 infant…