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.

30th Anniversary

The Healthy Start program
and Northeast Florida Healthy
Start Coalition are celebrating
a special milestone: 30 years!

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COVID-19 & Pregnancy

As COVID-19 continues to
impact the Northeast Florida
community and nation, we
want to share important
information for our families.

Check back regularly
for updates!

COVID-19 & Pregnancy

Baby's 1st Birthday!

During September, National
Infant Mortality Awareness
Month, we want to celebrate
all the babies that are reaching
that first birthday milestone!
Join us with a donation so we
can continue to help babies


WELLcome Home
enters second year

The WELLcome Home program
provides new moms delivering
at Baptist Health with a  nurse
home visit

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The ROSE Project

Peer recovery services are
now available to moms
enrolled in Coalition home
visiting programs to assist
with substance use recovery

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2020 Annual Report

While 2020 was a challenging
year, the Coalition and partners
adapted to ensure families
continued to receive critical


2020 Annual Report

New Coalition members elected

The Coalition elected new
members and officers at the
annual meeting on January
28th, 2021.


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"Nurse-Family Partnership has given me the confidence to believe in myself as a first-time mom. The visits to my home where my nurse and I talk about my child’s development as she grows allows me to understand my baby more. The questions I have never go unanswered."

– Natasha Jones, Nurse-Family Partnership Participant

"The Coalition brings together key partners to support investment in services that support the healthy development of babies, our community's most valuable citizens."

– Peter Racine, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation