Campaign Current: Weekly News Review

Campaign Current 8/6/13

Promise 1 – Children’s Health Working Parents Could Lose Medicaid (Health News Florida) Those who signed the letter were Laura Goodhue of Florida CHAIN, Linda Merrell of Florida Child Healthcare Coalition, David Lawrence Jr. of The Children’s … Health advocates push for breast-feeding support (Daytona Beach News Journal) …support,” said Jesse Albatrosov, owner of Baby Roots Birth Services, a breast-feeding and prenatal education clinic in Daytona Beach. “ A lot of moms start with breast-feeding and just… Obesity rates decline among low-income preschoolers after rising …(Washington Post) The report found that the obesity rate in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New … Obesity in early childhood increases the risk of serious health … ages 2 to...

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Campaign Current 7/30/13

Promise 1 – Children’s Health Elevated Occurrence of ADHD Among Florida’s Children Addressed … (PR Web (press release)) Elevated Occurrence of ADHD Among Florida’s Children Addressed by Pediatric D.C. … In a 2006 study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health… What Next for the Health Department? (Health News Florida) I see no evidence that current leadership in the Florida’s health department … on communicable disease,maternal and child health, health education, and … Having private insurance can be a problem for children needing vaccinations (Florida Times-Union) ..and she is bound by law to give them only to the uninsured and under-insured, those enrolled in Medicaid, American...

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Campaign Current 7/23/13

Promise 1 – Children’s Health Sickle Cell Anemia Is On The Rise Worldwide (Health News Florida) “Up to 90 percent of these children will die in the first five years of their life,” Piel says. The World Health Organization has long recognized the importance of… The great need for a children’s hospital (Fort Myers Beach Observer) The quest to build a new seven-story, 128-bed children’s hospital at Health Park Medical Center in Fort Myers to serve the Southwest Florida area is on…art project within the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation in support of building the… Florida Department of Health offering free immunization...

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Campaign Current 7/16/13

Promise 1 – Children’s Health Magazine fights child obesity 1 recipe at a time (Boston Globe) …and kept 8,000 copies in her garage. After that first issue, Sampson says, requests poured in from afterschool programs, YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Indian reservations, food banks, neigh… Get children vaccinated (Fort Pierce Hometown News) … private insurance or are enrolled in the Healthy Kids Program and Medikids provided by the Florida Kidcare program. The Florida Department of Health and Department of Education require all children… Florida’s Low Income Children Lack Proper Dental Care (WJHG-TV) But unfortunately, it is a sound many Florida children...

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Campaign Current 7/9/13

Promise 1 – Children’s Health Florida Children’s Health Advocates Ready to Fight for Medicaid … (Washington Informer) During the heated debate in Florida’s legislature over the expansion of Medicaid, children’s health advocates contend that the precarious status of the state’s… County agrees to continue as part of Healthy Families program (News-Sun) …the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida at their regular Tuesday morning meeting. … He said Healthy Families is a prevention program to keep child abuse… 47% of babies studied have flat spots on heads (TV – Duval County ABC (WJXX)) …launched in 1992 to have healthy babies sleep on their backs...

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Campaign Current 7/2/13

Promise 1 – Children’s Health Infant mortality rate high among African-Americans (Oviedo Seminole Chronicle) …lorida Department of Health in Seminole County is addressing the issue in an attempt to improve the infant mortality rate in African-American newborns. Statewide data released by FDH last month showed… Florida beats feds on healthy foods for schools (Tampa Tribune) Florida has beaten the feds to the punch – sugary fruit punch, that is. The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday that for the first time it will make sure all foods sold in the nation’s schools… Healthy Lee ready to build on successes (The News-Press) While the Golisano...

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Campaign Current 6-18-13

Promise 1 – Children’s Health Mom’s obesity tied to higher risk of preemies (Chicago Tribune) …Normal gestation is considered 37 to 42 weeks. As a woman’s weight at her first prenatal visit increased beyond a… Three South Florida children’s hospitals honored by U.S. News (South Florida Business Journal) Three South Florida hospitals were honored by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital ranking. The study with RTI International rated the hospitals… Infant deaths spike in Leon County; racial disparity in mortality persists (Tallahassee Democrat) While Leon County’s infant death rate over the last decade continues a downward trend, the number of babies...

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THE STATEWIDE GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM RECEIVES 2013 NATIONAL CASA ASSOCIATION GRANT

Alan Abramowitz, Executive Director of the Statewide Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program, announced today that the Florida GAL Program was selected to receive a 2013 National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association “Fostering Futures” Training Grant for $40,000, beginning June 1st, 2013. In making the announcement Abramowitz stated, “In addition to being a voice for children and youth in the dependency system, a Guardian ad Litem volunteer often becomes the only consistent, caring adult in the young person’s life.  Our volunteer advocates support, coach and become positive role models. This grant will give our volunteers and professional staff additional training...

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