Archive for the ‘Maternal & Infant Health’ Category

Education and Beyond: Supporting Substance Exposed Newborn Communities Workshop Series

By Hernando Substance Exposed Newborn (SEN) Taskforce

The Hernando and Pasco Substance Exposed Newborn Task Forces are hosting Education & Beyond: Supporting Substance Exposed Newborn Communities Virtual Workshop series, April, 2021.  Opioid and substance misuse in Florida is a serious …

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Expectant parents encouraged to attend Marion County’s annual baby shower event

There’s good news for families expecting a new child – Marion County’s World’s Greatest Baby Shower is back for the fourth year in a row.

The free, educational event for expectant and new parents is being organized through the …

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Passage of local measures should inspire pride

Gainesville Sun Editorial

Alachua County voters have plenty to be proud about after Tuesday’s election, despite some state results that didn’t go the way many here had hoped.
Two county measures benefiting children passed Tuesday with strong support from voters. …

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Our kids can count on the Children’s Trust

Gainesville Sun
By Dorothy Thomas and Dorothy Benson

In the Nov. 6 election, Alachua County voters have the opportunity to create the Children’s Trust of Alachua County, which will solely focus on the health, well-being and success of our children.…

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WellFlorida, a health planning council and consultants for health causes, is an affiliate partner of two Healthy Start coalitions, which have a goal to reduce infant mortality, improve birth outcomes and promote healthy child development.

The WellFlorida …

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Creating a Legacy for Children

Home Magazine Gainesville
By Dorothy Benson, Dorothy Thomas and Lita Tholen

There were more than 10,000 children born in Alachua County in the last five years. What services have they received? Have they had regular health checks? Are they ready …

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NewboRN Home Visiting in Alachua County

Oh Baby! A Gainesville Sun Publication

In 2017, nearly 3,000 babies were born at hospitals in Alachua County. Fifty-two were born in homes and another 20 were born at birthing centers. In order to improve the health and safety for …

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Nathan Crabbe: Collaborate to help our county’s children

Gainesville Sun

Given the educational institutions we have in our community, Alachua County should perform better than around the middle of the pack when it comes to taking care of children.

Yet Alachua County ranked 31st out of 67 Florida …

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NewboRN Home Visiting program available to Alachua County women

WellFlorida News Release

The Alachua County Children Services Advisory Board hosted a kick-off for the NewboRN Home Visiting program on Sat., March 17, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Alachua County School Board District Office. Speakers at the …

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Program launches offering free home nurse visits for new moms


GAINESVILLE, Fla.  In May 2017 the board of county commissioners in Alachua county formed the Alachua County Children’s Services Advisory Board to make sure all children would be ready to enter kindergarten.
Today, they debuted their new program.
The …

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