Healthy Start Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Florida 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 … Continue reading “Healthy Start Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week”

New Website Seeks to Strengthen Maternal Mortality Reviews to Reduce Pregnancy-Related Deaths

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) has launched a website to promote the maternal mortality review process as the gold standard for measuring and reducing pregnancy related death. Review to Action advances the measurement of pregnancy-related deaths and the translation of maternal mortality review findings into population-based solutions and interventions, and serves … Continue reading “New Website Seeks to Strengthen Maternal Mortality Reviews to Reduce Pregnancy-Related Deaths”

FL MIECHV Funds New, Expanded Home Visiting Programs in High-Need Communities

Funding was awarded by the Florida MIECHV initiative to establish new evidence-based home visiting programs in four high-need communities, and expand services in four additional programs. New sites include: Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start Coalition will provide Parents As Teachers to 50 families in Bay County; The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will offer Parents … Continue reading “FL MIECHV Funds New, Expanded Home Visiting Programs in High-Need Communities”

Call for Participation

Healthy Children Project Inc. (HPC) and Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN) invite the submission of abstracts for the 2018 conference: International Breastfeeding Conference & Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspective. The Call for Participation event will be held January 9am-12pm at Deerfield Beach, Florida. Proposals are due May 15th, … Continue reading “Call for Participation”