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2022 Carol Brady Leadership Award Recipient: Rep. Tracie Davis

Congratulations to State Rep. Tracie Davis, recipient of the 2022 Carol Brady Community Leadership Award! The award, given each year, recognizes the outstanding efforts and commitment of a community leader…

AmeriCorps Week: Alum Milly Brooks

AmeriCorps week is upon us! Celebrated March 13-19, AmeriCorps week recognizes the millions of AmeriCorps members and their service across the nation. Meet Milan Brooks aka Milly. Milly is an…

Open Position: FDOH Duval Healthy Start Senior Registered Nurse

The Florida Department of Health Duval County is hiring a Healthy Start Senior Registered Nurse. The job posting will close on 2/23/2022. Visit the People First website to find the…

2021 Annual Report released

The Coalition released its 2021 Annual Report.

2022 Dorothy Wilson Mabry Award Recipient: Courtney James

The 2022 Dorothy Wilson Mabry Award in Recognition of Outstanding Accomplishments by a Healthy Start Participant or Grass-Roots Community Leader was presented at the January Coalition meeting to Courtney James,…

2022 Philip Gilbert Award Recipient: Leslie Allen

The Philip Gilbert Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service was presented posthumously to Leslie Allen, who passed away Dec. 24, 2021. The award, given each year, is reserved for a dedicated…

New Coalition officers, members elected at 2022 annual meeting

The Coalition elected new officers and members at its annual meeting January 20th. The new 2022 Board officers are: Pauline Drake, Esq., Chair. Judge Drake is a retired Duval County…

Regional infant mortality remains higher than state, nation

The regional infant mortality rate declined for the second year in a row, but continues to be significantly higher than state and national rates.  The rate decreased from 7.3 to…

March of Dimes report card rates nation, state and counties on maternal, child health measures

Duval County received an “F” grade, while Florida and the United States maintained their “D+” and “C-” grades on the 2021 March of Dimes Report Card, released annually during Prematurity…

Healthy Start and Coalition celebrate 30 years

The Healthy Start program and Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition are celebrating a special milestone: 30 years! In 1991, faced with an alarmingly high infant mortality rate, then-Governor Lawton Chiles…