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Tropical Storm Nicole Update

Coalition offices will be closed Thursday, November 10, 2022 due to Tropical Storm Nicole. For information, call 904-723-5422. It is vital to have a plan for disasters such as hurricanes…

Leadership Academy Graduation: Fall 2022

Seven women graduated from the Fall 2022 class of the Make a Difference! Leadership Academy on October 4th. The Leadership Academy supports the efforts of local residents to make changes…

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…