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Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health serves as an advocate to improve the health status of the Jacksonville community through education, prevention and partnerships. Through its services the division emphasizes growth, nutrition development and mental and physical health of mother and child from prenatal care to postpartum care.

The Maternal and Child Health Division is dedicated to meeting the ongoing and changing needs of pregnant and postpartum women, parents, infants and children.


Family Planning Program Services

Through the Family Planning Program, staff provides health education prevention services to area consumers (13 - 44). This is done through community / clinic-based settings. These sessions focus on preventing and decreasing high-risk sexual behavior that put consumers at risk for unintended pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV. In addition, the program supports initiatives (through network partners) for youth who are not yet sexually active. Other services provided are birth control counseling and education on all pregnancy options, STD screenings and community-based education.

For more information call 904 - 253 - 1802.


Healthy Start

Healthy Start provides home visits, care coordination, referrals, education, counseling and support.

For information call (904) 253 - 1390.


AmeriCorps/North Florida Health Corps

Americorps/North Florida Health Corps helps reduce health disparities and improve the access and quality of health care to traditionally underserved communities through education, outreach and servcie activities and encourage careers in Health for members who earn scholarships for community service.


School Health

The primary goal of School Health is to provide health support to students in order to maximize their potential to learn and succeed in life. School Health includes services such as planning for emergency health care, preventive health services, management of chronic conditions, communicable disease control, health counseling, community referrals and follow-up, and home visits. Programs include: school nursing, dental program, screening programs, school physician, pre-participation athletic health screening program, Comprehensive School Health Programs, and Full Service School Program.

For information call (904) 253 - 1580.


Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program addresses women's health needs and issues locally. The program offeres free Clinical Breast Exams, mammograms and PAP Smears to uninsured, low-income women ages 50 through 64 in Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties.
 
Contact the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at (904) 253-1610.

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership Program is an evidence-based nurse home visiting model for first time parents.
 


Every Woman Southeast Peer Education for the Soul

The goal of Every Woman Southeast is to deliver the Life Course/Reproductive Health message to teens and young adults in various faith based and community settings by trained Peer Health Advocates. These messages include pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted disease/HIV prevention education messages. For more information, call (904) 253-2260 or (904) 253-1317.