Category Archive: featured

Apr 26

Children’s Week Trip to Tallahassee

The Polk Youth Leadership Team traveled to Tallahassee for the annual Children’s Week event to attend activities, including the Teen Town Hall Meeting and Supreme Court Education Program as well as an in-depth tour of the Florida State University campus.  

Apr 14

Faith Leaders Breakfast 2017

See below for some great pictures from this year’s event. Special thanks to everyone who attended.  

Apr 12

Polk Teen Summit is Almost Here

To register or volunteer please go to

Apr 12

Child Abuse Prevention (Highlands County)

Jan 31

FAHSC 25th Anniversary Legislative Reception, January 11, 2017

The 32 Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions met in Tallahassee. In the pictures are Florida State Surgeon General, Dr. Celeste Phillip, Charlene Edwards, Tonya Akwetey, Holly Parker, and other well-wishers to our cause.

Dec 06

Healthy Start Marks World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December each year.  It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day held for the first time in 1988.  The Polk …

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Sep 22

A Night for Super Heroes

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance and Youth Leadership Team honor their members for their service to the community with a Superhero-themed banquet

Sep 22

Diversity Luncheon

On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 the Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands & Polk Counties, Inc. hosted a Diversity Awareness: Creating A Culture of Respect Training. The facilitator for the training was Naomi Ardjomand-Kermani out of the Gainesville, FL area. Naomi Ardjomand-Kermani, MPH is an Associate Planner at WellFlorida Council (WFC), the health planning council …

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Sep 09

Healthy Start Employees Lend a Hand

Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands & Polk Counties employees, Tonya Akwetey, Community Liaison/FIMR Coordinator and Marcia McCalla, Program Assistant, volunteered through “Send Me Missions Louisiana DISASTER RELIEF” to help those in need from the natural disaster. Please go to to see pictures and read more on the blog about this mission. Thank you …

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Aug 11

TPPA & YLT Leadership Retreat

The leadership of our Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance and Youth Leadership Team enjoyed a great retreat at Cedarkirk. See below to get a feel for the time they spent together.  

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