The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County, in partnership with Healthy Start of Northeast Florida, has started offering free parenting meetings which are open to anyone in Nassau County. These meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at 1 P.M. at 45401 N. Mickler Street, Callahan, FL 32011, and on the 3rd Friday of each month at 1 P.M. at 1620 Nectarine Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Topics for these meetings will vary each month, but will include education on stress management, self-care for parents, family yoga, doula services, and safety education, just to name a few. For more information, please contact Jamesha Moment at Jamesha.Moment@flhealth.gov or call 904-557-9129.
Although it is not necessary to be a client of Healthy Start to attend these meetings, it is helpful to know what becoming a Healthy Start client can offer. The Healthy Start coalition leads a cooperative community effort to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of children, childbearing women and their families in Northeast Florida. Healthy Start clients must reside in Nassau County. They also must be pregnant, have custody of a child under three years of age, or have experienced pregnancy loss within the last three years. Services are free and can be provided in your home, at any county health department site, at your local doctor appointments, or any other location in Nassau County. In addition to offering these parenting meetings, Healthy Start also offers breastfeeding education and support, childbirth education and support, information on baby care and safety, education and screening for your baby’s milestones and additional opportunities for parenting education and support.
Enroll in the Healthy Start Program at any time by calling 904-557-9125 and select option 2.
About the Florida Department of Health
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