Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition

Mission: The Healthy Start Coalition leads a cooperative community effort to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of children, childbearing women, and their families in Northeast Florida.

Vision: In Northeast Florida, too many babies die from preventable causes and lack of health services.  Through the cooperation of elected officials, local churches, business leaders, and members of the community, infant mortality,racial and social disparities are substantially reduced by programs that address and support the entire family.  The Healthy Start Coalition is a recognized model and catalyst for community involvement, collaboration, and innovative services governed by a diverse and active membership.  Sustainable financial and in-kind resources are developed to support the Coalition mission.

Philosophy: Every baby deserves the best possible start in life and should be raised by a healthy family in a caring, prosperous community.