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NEFL Healthy Start Coalition Press Packet

News Releases + Media Advisories

2.7.24 – Local Women Recognized with NEFHSC Community Service Awards

1.10.24 – MLK Day of Services Project Focuses on K-8 Students

9.28.23 – Family-friendly events help raise awareness of infant mortality

9.18.23 – Root Causes of Infant Mortality Annual Summit 2023

9.6.23 – Infant Mortality Awareness Month calls attention to complex issue

5.10.23 – New mobile pantry providing essential supplies to Duval County families

4.10.23 – Driving enrollment in local programs focus of “Hey, Mama”

1.30.23 – Inaugural summit explores root causes of infant mortality

1.26.23 – Dr. Ron Salem recognized with 2023 Carol Brady Leadership Award

11.3.22 – NEFHSC awarded federal funding to address infant health equity

9.1.22 – Infant Mortality Awareness Month helps drive understanding of root causes

8.24.22 – Working to close the gap of racial/ethnic disparities in breastfeeding

6.14.22 – Too many babies in Duval County don’t celebrate their first birthdays

In the News

3.21.24 – South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Babies born to die: Florida’s infant mortality crisis (first of a three-part series)

3.4.24 – First Coast News: Experts share ‘ABCs’ of safe sleep after 10-week-old dies from apparent co-sleeping in Jacksonville

2.29.24 – News4Jax: Dying to be pregnant: Toxic stress plays a role in maternal deaths

2.20.24 – Medriva: The importance of safe sleep practices to prevent infant mortality

12.14.23 – News4Jax: Addressing infant and maternal mortality

12.14.23 – Action News Jax: Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition offering doula training

12.13.23 – News4Jax: Mayor Deegan to sign nearly $26 million spending plan approved by City Council

12.12.23 – News4Jax: The Duval County infant mortality rate is higher than the Florida rate. New legislation aims to change that.

10.28.23 – Florida Times-Union: October sheds light on complex issue for Jacksonville parents

10.27.23 – Florida Politics: State launches website to support Christ Sprowls’ ‘fatherhood initiative’

5.24.23 – WMFE Orlando: Thousands of Floridians kicked of Medicaid

5.23.23 – Orlando Sentinel: Health advocacy groups ask DeSantis to pause Medicaid purge

5.12.23 – WOKV Talk Radio: CEO Faye Johnson talks about the Hey, Mama Mobile Pantry

5.10.23 – Florida Times-Union: Hey, Mama Mobile Pantry caters to Jacksonville families with babies

4.11.23 – Action News Jax: Infant mortality rates in Duval are higher than in the state

4.10.23 – First Coast News: Jacksonville mom shares advice for expecting mothers in honor of Black Maternal Health week

2.2.23 – The Famuan: Hey, Mama tackles infant mortality

9.24.22 – Action News Jax: Sixth annual community baby shower for expectant and new moms

9.23.22 – WOKV Talk Radio: Tracie Davis hosts community baby shower with Magnolia Project and Healthy Start

9.22.22  – First Coast Connect: Driving down infant mortality rates

7.1.22 –  News4Jax: Responsible Fatherhood law offers opportunities to local nonprofits

6.23.22 – First Coast Connect: Hey, Mama campaign 

4.13.22 –  WTXL-TV:  Florida dads are getting a chance to improve there parenting skills through a fatherhood program

4.6.22 –  News4Jax: Learning how to prevent infant deaths

2.28.22 – First Coast News:  Midwife impacting infant mortality rates in the Black community though her business