The state Legislative Budget Committee is scheduled to meet on September 7 to reconsider its refusal to accept federal home visiting dollars. The Governor’s Office resubmitted an authorization request after learning that Florida would not be eligible to apply for $100 million in Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Funding if it turned down… Read More
A new deputy secretary for health has been named: Steven L. Harris, MD, PhD, FACP. State Surgeon General Frank Farmer made the announcement, effective August 19. Prior to this post, Harris was Health Officer and Medical Director for the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department. Before the Dallas post, he was the Centers for Disease… Read More
Florida ranks 36th in the nation when it comes to child well-being, according to the recently released Kids Count 2011 Databook. The state dropped one spot in the rankings since 2010. The Annie E. Casey Foundation releases the databook each year. It looks at ten indicators, including low birth weight, teen births, child poverty levels and children… Read More
Florida’s current governor needs to follow the model of a former governor when it comes to kids, according to a guest column in the Florida Times-Union. John Coggin, a freelance writer in Annapolis who recently completed a soon-to-be published biography on Lawton Chiles, urged Gov. Rick Scott to focus on children. He cited the Healthy Start… Read More
When: Sunday, September 4, 2011 @ 5 PM Where: Jacksonville Suns Baseball Grounds, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. What: Area doctors will play in a celebrity softball game hosted by Jacksonville Jaguar & Healthy Start ambassador, Eugene Monroe. Visit our for more information on how to get involved.