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Florida Healthy Babies

Florida Department of Health in Alachua County

Florida Healthy Babies Alachua County

Florida Healthy Babies (FHB) is a statewide collaborative

initiative designed to positively influence social determinants of

health and reduce racial disparities in infant mortality.

 FHB Alachua is working to increase community awareness of infant mortality issues and disparities through partnerships, tartgeted education, grass roots efforts, and community collaboration. Safe sleep, car seat safety, family planning and breastfeeding are the focus areas for Alachua County. Through partnerships with the Department of Children and Families Child Fatality Prevention Partnership, area pediatricians, and the NewboRN Home Visiting Program, FHB Alachua is working to reduce the number of sudden unexpected infant deaths. The Alachua County Health Department's Car Seat Safety Program partners with the Alachua Community Traffic Safety Team and local Child Passenger Safety Technicians to reduce the number of child injuries and injury related deaths. For more information about the Car Seat Program, please call (352) 225-4354. The Department of Health (DOH) in Alachua County's Family Planning clinics, and the UF Health Mobile Outreach Clinic are working to implement programs and policies that encourage avoidance of unintended pregnancies. For more information about the DOH-Alachua Family Planning Clinic, please call (352) 334-7910. For more information about the UF Health Mobile Outreach Clinic, please call (352) 273-5329. Alongside the Alachua WIC Program and the North Central Florida Breastfeeding Coalition, FHB Alachua is working to increase overall breastfeeding rates in Alachua County. For more information about breastfeeding and the Alachua WIC Program, please call (352) 225-4343.

Florida Healthy Babies has partnered with many other programs and agencies within Alachua County. Please explore the logos and websites linked below, and reach out to find out more information.

WIC Alachua countyCaring choices of catholic charities
Child center for early learningearly learning coalition
UF IFAS Family nutrition programHealthy families Florida
newbornconnect
the birth centerswag family resource center
Florida Health Healthiest Weight FloridaBreastfeeding Coalition