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  • September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month September 4, 2017 September is Infant Mortality Awareness MonthFlorida’s infant mortality rate dropped slightly in 2016, but the state continues to face challenges with disparities and the growing number of babies impacted by the opioid crisis. Statewide, 1,380 babies died before reaching their first birthdays in 2016, compared to 1,400 in the previous year.  Florida’s infant mortality rate was 6.1 deaths per 1000 ... Read more ...
  • Healthy Start Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week August 2, 2017 Healthy Start Celebrates World Breastfeeding WeekFlorida Healthy Start Coalitions are joining maternal and child health organizations worldwide in observing World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7. Breastfeeding education and support is a core service available to expectant and new families participating in the Healthy Start program. In 2016, Healthy Start staff provided counseling to more than 30,000 participants. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) ... Read more ...

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