Kids Oughta Be Covered!

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, kids who get regular medical checkups and health care, including vaccinations, have better attendance rates and get better grades.

As many parents know, back to school is also the time when kids get sick. So now is the perfect time to be prepared for those routine maladies like scrapes and

CEO Heymann Interviewed in Break the Quo

BreakTheIce is an interview series that connects students to Jacksonville’s community leaders.  We believe that students cannot truly be meaningfully involved in the community without knowing the people who lead, impact, and govern it. These interviews are meant to truly “break the ice” by turning community leaders into familiar faces.

To view the interview click here

After-school programs available for local children

Watch our recent appearance on News4Jax! Scroll to the bottom of the page for the full video.

“The programs are very affordable, they’re free,” explained Jon Heymann, CEO of Jacksonville Children’s Commission.

The programs are available in 35 out of the 103 elementary schools and 14 of the 24 middle schools in Duval County.

“We have zero programs in high school, and

Setting Standards for Out-of-School Time

Originally Posted at on 7/17/15

Children fan out across the tennis courts at the MaliVai Washington Youth Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Founded by tennis star MaliVai Washington, the center offers an after-school program called TnT (Tennis-n-Tutoring) where kids learn the sport. Not only do they hone their athletic skills, they also gain life skills and get academic support.

On the

Public Notice- 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission is providing notice to the community of its intent to submit an application for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC) Request for Proposal provided by the Florida Department of Education:

View the public notice here

JCC Responds to Growing Childhood Hunger

Children can focus on learning when they don’t have to think about their hunger! Last year 630,000 dinners were provided for 7,200 children through after school and summer programs.

Judge: Florida’s health care for needy kids violates U.S. laws

By on January 2, 2015 –

A federal judge has ruled that Florida’s health care system for impoverished and disabled children violates several U.S. laws.

In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan said lawmakers had for years set the state’s Medicaid budget at an artificially low level, causing pediatricians and other

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Event

Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 8, 2014
– The City of Jacksonville, Cover Jacksonville, Enroll America and the Health Planning Council will jointly host an open enrollment event Saturday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. at Regency Square Mall. Spanish-speaking Navigators will be available throughout the event.

The public and small business owners can learn more about their options to enroll for quality

Get Covered America

Sen. Gibson, Community Health Groups, Regency Mall to Kickoff Second Open Enrollment Period

Local public-private coalition holding press conference to launch second Affordable Care Act enrollment period beginning November 15

JACKSONVILLE, FL – With the second Affordable Care Act open enrollment period just a couple days away, Get Covered America, Sen. Audrey Gibson, Cover Jacksonville, the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida and the Regency Square Mall will be holding a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony