Category: featured

Dec 10

The Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment Program

Nov 07

Legislative Delegation Presentation

Our Executive Director, Charlene Edwards, presented to the Florida Legislative Delegation.

Oct 31

“Let’s Talk This October”

The Polk Youth Leadership Team and RISK Club partnered for ‘Let’s Talk’ this October to teach our youth and parents about communication regarding sexuality and relationships. Kathy Dobson, Outreach Coordinator & Education - Planned Parenthood of Southwest & Central FL, educated participants at this event on birth control, consent, and related topics through fun games …

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Oct 23

Highlands Champion for Children, Child Advocate of the Year

Our own Holly Parker, a finalist for Highlands Champion for Children, Child Advocate of the Year.

Oct 03

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month!

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is heartbreaking and can happen in any family regardless of income, race/ethnicity, education, or the community in which they live. SUID is often associated with preventable unsafe infant sleep practices and environments. Babies should always be put to sleep on their backs, alone, in their own crib or bassinet; with …

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Oct 03

Staywell – A WellCare Company celebrated the Coalition as their Agency of the Month

Sep 07

Safe Baby Curriculum Training

Our Community Liaison, Tonya Akwetey, presented the Safe Baby Curriculum training to Choices Family Resource Center Parent Group in Wauchula, FL. Safe Baby Curriculum focuses on preventing infant death utilizing the three protective practices of Choosing a Caregiver, Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma, and Promoting Safe Sleep. If you or your organization are interested in …

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Jun 19

Healthy Start and Early Learning Coalition Team Up for Training

Healthy Start and Early Learning Coalition of Polk hosts a training for administration of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire as part of the New Healthy Start System of Care.

Jun 01

Photos From Polk Teen Summit 2017

The 2017 Teen Summit was held at Polk State College – Winter Haven. Youth received information on employee ability skills, human trafficking, health and wellness and college and career readiness. The event was hosted by Jason Alexander. Thank you to the TPPA community partners for volunteering at this event. Over 200+ youth and parents were …

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Jun 01

Advocating for Moms

Meghan Garland (former HSC Board President) and her daughter Katie lobbying at Sen Rubio’s office to advocate for resources to prevent maternal deaths in the U.S. and discussing the role Healthy Start can play in improving outcomes.