From the Desk of Carol Brady, Executive Director, Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.
As of July 1, 2011, Healthy Start now REQUIRES all of its providers to implement ASQ with families of newborns enrolled in the program. We purchased material and conducted training for all of the case management staff last spring. Credit Dr. Goldhagen with pushing us to do this. This has the potential for impacting nearly 700 families in the region (500 in Jacksonville) who receive postpartum home visiting services through the program.
Additionally, the Coalition was one of five agencies that successfully competed for federal home visiting dollars earlier this year. We are in the process of implementing the Nurse-Family Partnership model which provides intensive education and support to first-time mothers. The model will serve 100 families annually in the New Town area (32209) as well as Arlington (32211) and the Westside (32210). NFP also uses Ages and Stages as part of its intervention with families.
These are examples of potential synergies in our community that could contribute to implementation of future 0-3 study recommendations!
About this Study
Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI) is completing its latest community inquiry, Children 1-2-3: Early Learning for Future Success. This community engagement process has been examining the question, "How can Jacksonville best foster early learning success for children from birth to age 3 in our community?" Over the course of the process (October 2011 through April 2012), the meeting schedule, meeting summaries, key handouts and relevant articles have all been posted here. To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.