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Guest Post: Preventing sleep-related deaths in Northeast Florida

Drs. Sara and Jason Largen are pediatricians in Jacksonville with Ascension St. Vincent’s and members of the Northeast Florida Safe Sleep Task Force. They have written a joint guest post…

Women of Influence: Faye Johnson

The following article was written by the Jacksonville Business Journal based on their honoring of our CEO, Faye Johnson, for being a Women of Influence for the work she has…

2019 Baby Buggy Walk in the Park

Families, volunteers and health fair vendors enjoyed a Saturday morning full of health, wellness and fun activities at the sixth annual Healthy Start Baby Buggy Walk in the Park on…

Hurricane Preparedness: Pregnant Women and Families

IMPORTANT NUMBERS: Emergencies: Call 9-1-1 To speak with a Healthy Start worker call 904-723-5422 While we can’t say which way the wind will blow Tropical Storm Dorian, we want to…

Meet our staff: Elizabeth Golden

Elizabeth Golden has worked at the Coalition for over two years as the executive assistant to CEO Faye Johnson. When Elizabeth heard the vision of the Coalition from Mrs. Johnson,…

Barbers for Babies: Back-to-School Jam 2019

Our 8th Annual Barbers for Babies event educated our community on infant mortality and ways parents can prevent the issue. The event was held at Greater Harvest Christian Fellowship on…

Faye Johnson: Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Influence Honoree

Congratulations to our CEO Faye Johnson for being selected as one of 21 honorees for the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Influence Awards! Since Mrs. Faye Johnson took  over as…

2018 infant mortality rates slightly higher than last year, Coalition doing in-depth review this fall

Infant mortality in Northeast Florida continues to be a major health issue affecting families. The rate increased from 7.3 to 7.9 deaths per 1000 live births in 2018, according to…

National Health Corps Florida members complete their 2018-2019 term

The 2018-2019 class of National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps members were recognized on July 15 for their achievements in enhancing the communities they served through assisting with education, housing, food,…

Infant safety on the playground

At two months, a baby is already reaching for objects, holding their head up and moving their arms and legs. These muscle skills largely develop over 12 months – making…