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2019 Healthy Families Jacksonville Graduation

Twenty-five little ones and their parents graduated from Healthy Families Jacksonville on Thursday, September 26 at the Legends Center. Moms, dads and their children were presented with a certificate and…

Baby Shoes: Infant Mortality Awareness Month Memorial

The Healthy Start Coalition is commemorating the 147 babies who died before their first birthday in 2018 in Northeast Florida with a special Baby Shoes Memorial at Jacksonville City Hall…

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…