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Make a Difference! Leadership Academy Spring 2018 class graduates

Five community residents graduated as part of the Spring 2018 Make a Difference! Leadership Academy on July 12, the tenth class to finish the grassroots program, an initiative of the Magnolia Project and…

Dad’s role in Healthy Families

June’s theme for Healthy Families Jacksonville’s monthly gathering was fathers: Dads play a major role in their children’s health and need the same childrearing information, tools and skills that moms…

National Health Corps Florida members complete their 2017-18 term

The 2017-18 class of National Health Corps Florida members were recognized for their commitment to service and contributions to the community at a Recognition Ceremony on June 26. Twenty-three members committed to…

Third Annual Father’s Day Event: Highlighting dad’s role in the family

Dads can pass on many skills to their kids such as how to play sports, change a tire and much more. Dads are also highly regarded for their ability to…

Request for Proposals: St. Johns Healthy Start Services

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition is seeking a qualified provider to implement Healthy Start services in St. Johns County aimed at addressing the region’s infant mortality rate. Funding of up…

Infant mortality rate relatively unchanged, sleep-related deaths still an issue

Infant mortality in Northeast Florida was relatively unchanged in 2017, dropping slightly from 7.4 to 7.3 deaths per 1000 live births. 137 babies died before their first birthday, the equivalent…

Men’s Health Month: Disease prevention for common threats to men

June is Men’s Health Month. The goal of the month according to the Men’s Health Network is to “heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and…

Coalition staff participates in statewide home visiting quality improvement initiative

Coalition CQI Coordinator Cyndia Estime was selected to be a lead representative on the Florida Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program State Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Team.…

I am a Healthy Start Employer: UF Health Jacksonville

Congratulations to the UF Health Jacksonville for receiving certification as a silver-level I am a Healthy Start Employer for creating a culture of health and wellbeing for families in the workplace! The…

Healthy Start creating breastfeeding buy-in around Baker County

Having difficulty when breastfeeding and pumping – especially coming off maternity leave – is a common problem among most moms. Healthy Start Baker County, with the help of a grant…