Attendees received information and education from vendors, including the local health department, different Coalition programs, THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and more. Lutheran Services of Florida distributed bags of food, while Magnolia OASIS provided healthy smoothie samples. Families also had the opportunity to receive clothes for their little ones and participate in raffles and giveaways.
The event was originally planned for National Infant Mortality Awareness Month as a means to celebrate and connect families. It was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
Magnolia, an initiative of the Coalition and federal Healthy Start initiative since 1999, works to improve the health and well-being of women during their childbearing years by empowering communities to address medical, behavioral, and cultural and social service needs. The project includes a women’s clinic, a primary care clinic and home visiting services for women before, during and after pregnancy.
Thank you to Rep. Davis and JAXPORT for supporting the event!