What programs do you provide?
A free, voluntary program that provides referral information and support services for pregnant women and infants up to age 3 and their families. Services are tailored based on individual needs and include childbirth education; parenting information; smoking cessation; and breastfeeding support. It is funded by the Florida Department of Health and Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
The Magnolia Project
A federal Healthy Start initiative that works to improve the health and well-being of women during their childbearing years in Jacksonville ZIP codes with high infant mortality (32208, 32209, 32211 and 32277). Magnolia provides individual, group and community-level interventions for women before, during and after pregnancy, in addition to two community clinics. The Health Resources and Services Administration has funded the project since 1999.
A program providing education and support for fathers and father figures through case management, group education and one-on-one support. The program addresses the comprehensive needs of fathers and improves their relationship with their children by increasing financial self-efficacy, fatherhood responsibility, job-driven workforce development, and reducing domestic violence and recidivism rates.
The National Health Corps of Florida
An AmeriCorps program that provides service opportunities to help meet unmet health care and health education needs in the region. Twenty-six members are placed each year at non-profits and government sites. The Coalition receives funding from the Health Federation of Philadelphia to administer the program.
The Azalea Project
A program designed to break the cycle of substance use and other at-risk behaviors in pregnant and parenting women. The project includes Azalea Healthy Start for pregnant women and Azalea Parenting, an unfunded component providing services for parenting women.
The Nurse-Family Partnership
An evidence-based home visiting program for Baker and Duval counties. Services are provided to high-risk mothers by specially-trained nurses from UF Health Jacksonville. The program is funded by the Florida Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.
A coordinated intake and referral system that uses the state universal prenatal and postnatal screens to assign families to a home visiting program of their choice. The goal is for families to receive the best services for their needs, minimize duplication of services and ensure effective use of local resources.
The Fetal Infant Mortality Review
An evidence-based program that looks at cases with the worst outcomes to identify gaps in services and promote future improvement. Each year, 28 fetal and infant death cases are reviewed. The Coalition began the initiative in 1995 and carries it out with funding from the Florida Department of Health.
A nurse home visiting program for substance-using pregnant women and mothers with children up to age 1. The program provides case management and resource assistance. Seeking Safety is funded by a CAPTA grant from the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families through the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions.
The Rose Project
A program serving substance-using pregnant and parenting women and their babies enrolled in Coalition home visiting programs in Duval County through a peer recovery specialist approach. The peer recovery specialists use their lived experience and professional skills to provide recovery support, advocacy, mentorship, guidance and practical support to moms. Funded by an Overdose Data 2 Action grant.