E3 Celebrates Fathers event on June 14

Jun 11, 2014  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

E3 Celebrates Fathers - FlierIn honor of Father’s Day, E3 Business Group’s North Florida Chapter is holding a celebration of fathers as part of the national Fatherhood Buzz initiative. The event is June 14 from 10am to noon.

The celebration will include a march from the E3 Center for Entrepreneur Development to Hemming Plaza, “Men of Motivation” speakers, a word from Mayor Alvin Brown and more. Coalition Fatherhood Coordinator Jack Johnson will be one of the featured speakers at the event.

Barbershops, salons, fraternities, churches and “man caves” are encouraged to participate. RSVP to events@e3northflorida.org.

Man Up 2014: Health Summit to feature documentary on fathers

May 19, 2014  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

Man Up 2014The 6th Annual Man Up 2014: Health Summit will feature a free screening on the documentary, “Spit’in Anger“, which looks at the impact of a father’s absence on young black males. Documentary creator Kenneth Braswell will be in attendance to talk to the audience about the film.

  • When: Friday June 27th. Reception starts at 6 pm, the viewing begins at 7 pm
  • Where: FSCJ Downtown Campus Auditorium A1068, 101 W. State St., Jacksonville, FL 32202

Register for the event here. 

Fathers play an important role in a family. Unmarried mothers are less likely to obtain prenatal care & more likely to have a low birthweight baby. Studies show that children with early father involvement are more likely to be and stay healthy. The Healthy Start Coalition conducts responsible fatherhood and new dad classes throughout the community.

The Coalition has partnered with Braswell to bring his documentary to Northeast Florida. Braswell is the executive director of Fathers Incorporated, a national organization that focuses on developing support services for fathers.

The Health Summit for men and boys will take place at the FSCJ Advanced Technology Center all day Saturday, June 28th. This event will feature Former NBA Star Dominique Wilkins and a cooking demonstration brought to you by Novo Nordisk, in addition to free health screenings, haircuts, health and wellness workshops and more. The event is organized by the Healthy Jacksonville Men’s Health Coalition.

New ads target minority youth with health insurance message

Mar 13, 2014  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

ACA_Youth_Ads_Parents_EnglishThe importance of having health insurance gets a humorous and relatable twist in a new set of ads from the Office of Minority Health targeted at youth.

The ads encourage young minorities to enroll in health insurance prior to the March 31 deadline for signing up for coverage on healthcare.gov. Situations in the ads mimic meeting a girlfriend’s parent, playing video games and going to the gym — all with the #getcovered message.

Check out all of the cards here.

Real Talk, Real Change V

Feb 13, 2014  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  1 comment

RTRC V Event FlyerThe fifth annual Real Talk, Real Change returns February 20, asking the question “Jacksonville, so what are WE saying?” The free community dialogue event will feature exhibitors from the community and will include discussions on changing priorities with funding, supporting or ignoring certain sections of the city and more.

To RSVP, contact events@e3northflorida.org. The event begins at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Jacksonville Public Library Main Branch, Laura St. entrance.

Baptist Health offers free, local support groups for moms

Feb 11, 2014  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

The main message of Baptist Health’s ongoing support groups for new mothers experiencing mood issues: You are NOT along, its NOT your fault and with help, you CAN get better.

Their free posptartum support groups are held at Destination Maternity at the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville. For more information, call 904.202.2229 or visit http://www.baptistjax.com/classes. The classes have no cost but registration is required for attendance.

The groups are for mothers who are feeling anxious, depressed or just want support during pregnancy or their first year postpartum. They are facilitated by staff with advanced training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders from Postpartum Support International.

The group is open to women only. Babies in arms are welcome, but not child care is provided.