Author: Katelyn Alley

NEW! Thank you to Our Advocates!

Dear Community Partners, I am happy to inform you that Healthy Start was fully restored in the budget.  That means your calls and advocacy were very effective and I cannot thank you enough for your support.  I want to give a

Healthy Start Faces Devastating Cuts

Dixie Morgese, Executive Director, is featured in the Daytona Beach News Journal with a special op-ed about the devastating budget cuts Healthy Start faces this week. The Senate has not backed down on cutting our program and changing proviso language

NEW! Healthy Volusia Report February 2018

The Healthy Volusia Report, February 2018, is now available. Maria Long, LifeSong Community Liaison, is featured on pages 4-6 with an article about ‘Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Safe Sleep for Babies.’ Dixie Morgese, Executive Director, is also featured

NEW! Cultural Sensitivity for Better Breastfeeding Outcomes

(This post duplicated from an original NICHQ e-news letter received 2/20/18.) Cultural Sensitivity for Better Breastfeeding Outcomes A mother’s decision to breastfeed or not almost always comes from a place of concern. Cultivating better breastfeeding habits means respecting cultural beliefs

NEW! Opportunities to Improve Health Equity for Mothers, Babies and Children

(This post duplicated from an original NICHQ e-news letter received 2/20/18.) Improve Health Equity for Mothers, Babies and Children The schools we attend, the conditions in which we work, our culture and religion, and the relationships we experience: these are

NEW! No Cost Flu Shots at the Department of Health

(The information in this post is duplicated from an original Community Connector email received 2/20/18.) February 20, 2018 No Cost Flu Shots at the Department of Health To protect against the seasonal flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NEW! Resources for Coping with Tragedy and Disasters

Resources for Coping with Tragedy and Disasters – Information from the Florida State University Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy Help your child feel safe: One of the most important things parents or caregivers can do is to help

NEW! Emergency Preparedness Manual for Natural and Man-Made Disasters

Head Start Emergency Preparedness Manual: 2015 Edition The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Office of Head Start has an Emergency Preparedness Manual filled with tip sheets and sample letters to help you respond

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Newsletter

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is pleased to provide a copy of their latest newsletter – the Fall 2017 EPI-LOG. This issue includes: Hepatitis A Food safety Disease activity Influenza update Florida Department of Health in Volusia

Closing the Breastfeeding Disparity Gap: Methods for Improvement from NICHQ

(This post duplicated from the NICHQ website accessed 1/16/18.) Hispanic women face a unique set of challenges when it comes to breastfeeding, including overcoming longstanding cultural beliefs, such as views on healthy baby weight, and dealing with language barriers. When