The Healthy Start Coalition
In Northeast Florida too many babies die from preventable causes and lack of health services. The Healthy Start Coalition leads a cooperative community effort to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of children, childbearing women and their families in Northeast Florida.
Prematurity Report Card
The March of Dimes gave both
Florida and Duval County
poor grades for their prematurity
rates on the 2020 Prematurity
Our employees and thousands
of families we serve each year
are the priority of the Healthy
Start Coalition during this
2019 Annual Report
While we still have work to do to
ensure all babies live to celebrate
their first birthday, 2019 was a year
of great strides. We go into 2020
with strong partnerships and
strategies to improve birth outcomes
in Northeast Florida.
New Coalition members elected
New members and a slate of officers
were elected at the January 23
annual meeting. Welcome to
our two newest members,
Dr. Carol Jenkins Neil and
Tiffanie Williams, LCSW!
Healthy Start redesign
After 28 years, Healthy Start's look is new and improved. The new journey to healthy birth outcomes creates links to the local system of care through Connect and capitalizes on strengthening women and family empowerment.
2018 infant mortality rates
The infant mortality rate increased from 7.3 to 7.9 deaths per 1000 live births in 2018. 147 babies died before their first birthday - the equivalent of eight classes of kindergarteners.