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Meet our staff: Susan Douglas

Susan Douglas is the WELLcome Home Universal Nurse Home Visitor with the Coalition. She joined the team in March 2020 and provides education and support to women who deliver at…

“Connect”ing families to care

Connect is a one-stop entry point for home visiting services for moms and babies. Connect utilizes the universal prenatal and infant screens and referrals to streamline access to community services…

Duval County, Florida receive “D” grade in prematurity from March of Dimes

Both Florida and Duval County received poor remarks for their rates of premature birth, netting D’s on the 2020 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card, released during Prematurity Awareness Month. Florida,…

Open Position: FDOH Nassau Healthy Start Home Visitor

The Florida Department of Health Nassau County is hiring a Healthy Start Home Visitor (OPS Human Services Counselor). The job posting will close on 11/26/2020.  Interested applicants can apply here.

Meet our staff: Pamela Griffin

Pamela Griffin is a Family Partner with the Connect coordinated intake and referral program, connecting families to the home visiting service that works best for them. She has worked for…

Request for Proposals: Infant Mortality Social Marketing Campaign

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition is seeking proposals to expand and develop the “Make a Noise Make a Difference” messaging campaign, creative and media marketing tools/materials aimed at increasing…

National Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2020

Every baby deserves to celebrate their first birthday ?. During National Infant Mortality Awareness Month in September, we focus on bringing awareness to the rate of babies that die each…

Baby’s First Steps Virtual 5K Walk/Run: September 12th & 13th

Join us September 12th and 13th for a virtual run/walk to help ensure every baby celebrates their first birthday! The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition is hosting the Baby’s First…

Meet our staff: Pamela Vicars, RN

Pamela Vicars is a Nurse Home Visitor with the Seeking Safety program, a new initiative of the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition. She joined the Coalition in April 2020 .…

Infant mortality declines in 2019, disparities persist

While the regional infant mortality declined in 2019 in Northeast Florida, it continues to be a major health issue affecting families – particularly black families. The rate decreased from 7.9…