Coalition to participate in statewide COIIN initiative

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition is participating in the new infant mortality Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network initiative in Florida.

Florida CoIIN is comprised of individuals with a special interest and expertise in one of the following targeted focus areas: Safe Sleep, Smoking Cessation, and Social Determinants of Health. The first state COIIN meeting was held in March. Over the next 18 months, the three groups will work together to share ideas and information and develop strategies to reduce infant mortality.

Faye Johnson, Jennifer Gornto and Sara Rieger will be representing the Coalition for safe sleep and social determinants of health. Safe sleep deaths in the region are on the rise, while the social determinants of health have been determined to have a significant impact on birth outcomes and are a priority focus of the Magnolia Project, the Coalition’s federal Healthy Start program.

Learn more about the COIIN process: