Collaborating and Implementing Programs and Services to Advance Healthy Child Development

The Partnership for Child Health (The Partnership) develops and implements programs and services to improve the health and wellbeing of all children and youth in Northeast Florida by collaborating with community partners in major child-serving organizations. Read More

Medical Home
Criminal Reinvestment Grant
Project AWARE
Jacksonville Cleft & Craniofacial Program
Nurse Care Coordination
Jacksonville Systems of Care Initiative (JSOCI)

Through strong community partners sharing a common vision of improving outcomes for children, the Partnership has connected two significant systems of care to the Jacksonville community to provide resources to children and youth for mental health and several emotional problems.
A $9 million grant for the Jacksonville System of Care Initiative (JSOCI) was received from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration in 2010 to 2016 and expanded through 2019, to transform Northeast Florida's mental health services into an integrated system of care for children, youth and families. A $1.25 million Hall-Halliburton Project for Collaborative Care Initiative endowment was awarded to sustain this initiative that will improve the delivery of mental health care and provide pediatricians with specialized training to identify early signs of depression and suicide in youth. Read more .

JSoCICenter for Collaborative CarePediatric Wellness Center

Public Policy Improves Health and Wellbeing for Children and Youth

Engaging in public policy that responds to the critical and priority needs of children and families is necessary to achieve their optimal health and wellbeing. Throughout the years, The Partnership's public policy position has been grounded in the principles of child rights and health equity. To read more about The Partnership's shared obligation to the children of our area and the advocacy efforts click here.

Below are several initiatives, organizations and resources The Partnership has helped to support to fundamentally change the mental health landscape in Northeast Florida.

Population Health Consortium of Northeast Florida
Children’s Ombudsperson
Cultural and Linguistic Competency Professional Development
Child Friendly Cities Initiative
Federation of Families Northeast Florida
Mental Health America of Northeast Florida
Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center
Frameworks Institute Messaging
The Florida ADHD Initiative

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By creating an integrated system of care through collaborative alliances,
The Partnership for Child Health is transforming the medical, mental, behavioral, and developmental health systems for children, youth and families connecting them with
the resources and services they need to reach their full potential.

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Jacksonville System of Care Initiative (JSOCI)

In 2010, Jacksonville received a $9 million dollar grant from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) to develop Northeast Florida’s mental health services into an integrated system of care to provide home and community-based services and supports for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances.

Here are the results

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