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March of Dimes gives Florida a C for the preterm birth rate, Jacksonville receives a D

March of Dimes has released their 2018 Premature Birth Report Card for each state, and Florida received a C grade for the preterm birth rate of 10.2 percent. Jacksonville/Duval County…

Magnolia Project kicks off Moms of Empowerment group meetings

Mothers and their babies (and one dad) gathered at the Magnolia Project to discuss childrearing, address any concerns and gain support from each other on October 23 at the Magnolia…

Proud Father: Antonio Hall

Antonio Hall is the proud father of two daughters, Kyra who is 20 years old and Amelia who is 7 months old. When Antonio was at a very low point…

Healthy Start: Helping moms reach their goals

Chloe Cooper accomplished many things while enrolled in the Nassau County Healthy Start program, like getting a job, vehicle, apartment, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification and more – but most…

Meet our staff: Thu Nguyen

Thu Nguyen is the IMPLICIT coordinator for the Coalition, a position recently funded as of May 2018 through a community service grant from March of Dimes to implement an evidence-based…

FIMR report addresses social determinants of health and where the system failed to help moms who lost their child

The Coalition is continuing to focus on social determinants of health after reviewing the 2017-18 Fetal & Infant Mortality Review results. The results were released along with the status of…

Announcement made to fund review of every 2017 infant death

More than 250 babies were born stillborn or died before their first birthday in Northeast Florida in 2017, but only 28 of those deaths were reviewed by the Northeast Florida…

One City, One Vision: First Annual Community Action Network Partner’s Conference

Representatives from Jacksonville nonprofits and the community gathered together on October 12-13 to discuss ways to better serve the community, provide hope for the families they serve and ultimately improve…

Leadership Academy Spring 2018 graduates collect donations for students

Throughout the last two weeks of September, the Make a Difference! Leadership Academy (MaD!LA) Spring 2018 class directed a school supply and personal hygiene donation drive for students attending Matthew…

Open Position: Azalea Project Healthy Start Case Manager

Working Title: Case Manager Location: Jacksonville, FL 32206 Agency: Gateway Community Services To apply, go to Gateway’s Human Resources Department at 555 Stockton St., Jacksonville, FL 32204 and request to…