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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.  

Jun 28

Healthy Start Staff Member Honored with Award

Our very own, Marquinia Butts-Fisher, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Manager, received the Footprints Service and Scholarship Award honoring 12 local women for their contributions to the success and empowerment of women through service See below for the original story. Congratulations Marquinia!   BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG – The 12th annual Footprints Service and …

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Apr 27

25th Anniversary Photos

A very special thanks to everyone who made our 25th Anniversary such a success. Below you will find a few pictures from the event.              

Dec 18

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Oct 08

Providing Service is Sweet

We want to give a special thank you to all of the Providers, Staff, and Healthy Start workers that made it out to our provider recognition banquet. It was so heartwarming to hear all of the amazing stories shared and to hear what an impact our providers have on moms in our communities. We thank …

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