Local event focuses on healthy babies in Palatka

WellFlorida News Release
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (June 4, 2008) —Over a hundred attendees and a dozen exhibitors participated in the event Celebrating Healthy Babies—A Healthy Baby Begins with You on Saturday, May 31, 2008 in Palatka.

A Healthy Baby Begins with You is a national campaign to raise awareness about infant mortality with an emphasis on the African American community. The Putnam County Black Infant Health Initiative, Healthy Start of North Central Florida, WellFlorida and community partners in Putnam County hosted a local event based on this […]

June 4, 2008

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WellFlorida News Release
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (May 20, 2008)—African American pregnant women, families and community leaders are invited to attend Celebrating Healthy Babies—A Healthy Baby Begins with You. Information, education and resources to promote healthy babies and healthy families in Putnam County will be the focus of the day. The event takes place on Saturday, May 31 from 10 am to 2pm at Moesely Elementary School, 1001 Husson Avenue, Palatka.

In addition to information about community resources for pregnant women and families, A Healthy Baby Begins with […]

May 20, 2008

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (April 30, 2008)The Rural Health Partnership of North Central Florida (RHP) recently received a three-year grant of $180,000 per year from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Grant funds will be used to improve and expand RHP’s infrastructure, services and activities, and implement a pilot project for Medicaid patients.

RHP, a network of healthcare providers in nine rural counties of North Central Florida, currently survives on a slim budget of $63,673 a year. The additional funds will be used […]

April 30, 2008

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 17, 2008)—Putnam County has the highest infant mortality rate in the state. Black babies are 2.7 times more likely to die than white babies in the county. Black babies in Putnam County are 2 times more likely to die than black babies throughout Florida.

As a result of these startling statistics, Putnam County was one of eight counties selected to participate in a project to create local initiatives to reduce the rate of black infant mortality. The Putnam County Black […]

March 17, 2008

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