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Children’s Home Society now provides Healthy Start services in St. Johns County

Children’s Home Society of Florida is now providing Healthy Start services to moms, infants and families in St. Johns County as of September 1. They have been a Coalition community…

Baker County Infant Mortality Task Force raises community awareness

Baker County’s Infant Mortality Task Force and Substance-exposed Newborn Workgroup spread infant mortality awareness around businesses and neighborhoods in the community as part of local activities during September, National Infant…

NEFL Nurse-Family Partnership 2018 class graduates

Thirty-three two-year-old tots and their families graduated from the NEFL Nurse-Family Partnership program on September 15 – the biggest graduating class in the history of the program. First-time, high-risk moms…

Meet our staff: Latoya Brown

Latoya Brown has been a MomCare advisor for two years at the Coalition, offering Medicaid-eligible women assistance in selecting a Medicaid Managed Care plan, guidance in selecting a prenatal care…

Part of the family: Building relationships in Healthy Start

Healthy Start participant Asrael Warren considers Belinda Jones to be more like a sister to her than her Healthy Start care coordinator – but is grateful to have Ms. Jones…

A night of stress relief at the museum

Community members gathered to better understand toxic stress and identify activities to address it at an On the Pulse event at the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) on Friday,…

Guest Post: Access to health care and the effect on infant mortality

September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. The Coalition focuses on  preventing infant mortality by reflecting on efforts made in the community to provide a healthy start for every baby…

Healthy Start Coalition trains care providers in innovative group-care model

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition hosted a training on August 20-21 for medical providers to expand the services of the evidence-based Centering model of health care to improve the…

2018 Baby Buggy Walk in the Park

Families, vendors and volunteers experienced a morning of family fun filled with a short walk, health fair and kid’s activities at the Fifth Annual Baby Buggy Walk in the Park…

New analysis shows the age of first-time moms is influenced by socioeconomic status, causes cyclical effect

The New York Times conducted a study measuring data over four decades of births, showing that while the national average age of first-time moms has increased, factors such as location,…