Coalition, Magnolia Project featured at Clinton Health Matters Initiative national summit

Feb 8, 2016  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition was one of several organizations and partners featured in a video about the region at the Clinton Health Matters Initiative’s (CHMI) Annual Activation Summit January 24-25, 2016.

Staff from the Coalition and the Magnolia Project, an initiative of the Coalition and a federal Healthy Start program, discussed the implementation of CareMessage, a pilot text messaging system. CareMessage is a national partner that the CHMI linked with the Coalition, which uses it locally to sends client-specific messages to Magnolia participants. It will soon be expanded to the Growing Responsible Fathers program.

The purpose of the CHMI is to improve the health and well-being of all people by activating individuals, communities and organizations to make meaningful contributions to the health of others.  The initiative uses the social determinants of health to drive its work. Northeast Florida is one of five communities around the country that the CHMI has focused on.

The Coalition was involved in the development of the CHMI’s Northeast Florida Blueprint for Action and our work continues to align with the goals and activities outlined in the plan.

Watch the video below (the Northeast Florida portion begins at minute 21).

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