Archive for the ‘Maternal & Infant Health’ Category

Tower Road, babies, fairgrounds on county’s 2018 agenda

Gainesville Sun

Making Tower Road less bumpy could be key to making 2018 a smooth year for motorists who travel the road that’s been long slated for improvement.
Commission Chairman Lee Pinkoson, who has said after four terms on the …

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Get ready, get set, go! Babies compete in benefit Diaper Derby

Gainesville Sun
By Christopher Baldwin

Held Sunday at Sun Country Sports in Jonesville, the derby benefits the Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition’s All Bottoms Covered Diaper Bank program.

He came. He crawled. He conquered.

One-year-old Foster, in a series …

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Board working to launch baby visit program

Gainesville Sun
By Cleveland Tinker

Checking on newborns and mothers during the first week of a child’s life will be the top priority of a program developed by the Alachua County Children’s Services Advisory Board.

Starting its second year of …

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March of Dimes awards grant to Healthy Start of North Central Florida

MARCH OF DIMES AWARDS GRANT TO HEALTHY START OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA TO HELP IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF MOTHERS AND BABIES

March of Dimes
Healthy Start of North Central Florida

March of Dimes, whose mission is to improve the health …

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Oh, Baby! Gainesville Sun

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals but home-visiting programs may be the next best thing

New parents have too much to do, and not enough time to do it all. They are learning what is best for baby and their …

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Editorial: An investment in early childhood

Gainesville Sun
By Nathan Crabbe

Alachua County will soon see the benefits of making a greater investment in children long before they get to kindergarten — in fact, starting before they’re even born.

Last year, the County Commission created the …

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Summit will address early childhood challenges

Gainesville Sun
By Aida Mallard

Early childhood advocacy awareness, local programs and resources will take center stage at the Early Childhood Advocacy Summit with speakers, workshops and tips from experts, with networking and lunch in the mix.

Hosted by Innovative …

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Focus groups

Ocala Star Banner

Black women in Marion County who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last five years are invited to participate in a focus group and share their experiences about being pregnant and the care they …

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WellFlorida earns Gold National Health Information Award

Gainesville Sun

WellFlorida, a regional health planning council, announced that its art director and communications manager Jill Dygert recently received a Gold award, which honors the nation’s best consumer health programs and materials. Dygert was recognized for a pregnancy and

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Nation’s best consumer health information materials recognized by 23rd Annual National Health Information Awards Program

News release
Health Information Resource Center

The nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials produced in 2015 have been announced following the 23rd annual National Health Information Awards (NHIA) program held in late spring, 2016. Entries were submitted by …

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