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 – http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/172822

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

Afterschool Program Locator Tool

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission (JCC) and the City’s Information Technology GIS (Geographical Information Systems) group have created an online Afterschool Program Locator Tool to help families identify a conveniently located afterschool program. The Afterschool Program Locator Tool provides families with an easy to use and intuitive site to quickly learn which afterschool programs are

Childcare Centers Provide High Quality Summer Learning Experiences

Some parents and teachers want children to be able to ‘play’ all summer and just enjoy themselves. But research tells us that when children, even young children, are not engaged in educational activities in the summer they can experience a drop in their academic skills. This is what the experts call the ‘Summer Slide’. Fotunatley, the ‘Summer Slide’ can

Jax Receives NLC Grant

Jacksonville, FL was one of eight cities selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) to participate in the Cities Expanding Health Access to Children and Families (CEHACF) Initiative!

CEHACF will help cities implement comprehensive campaigns to reduce the uninsured rate for children and families in each of the selected cities. Families with health insurance reduce emergency room visits, avoid

Program Locator Tool

The Jacksonville Children’s Commission has teamed up with the City’s Information Technology GIS (Geographical Information Systems) group to create a new site! This site is a tool for families with children who are looking for summer camps or Summer BreakSpot feeding sites. It helps them identify summer camp and feeding site locations and learn more about each site.

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Summer Camps

460 Additional Summer Camp Seats Open

Mayor Alvin Brown recently signed a bill that will increase Summer Camp Programs by 460 additional seats. This bill, introduced by Council Member Kimberly Daniels, was passed unanimously by City Council on Tuesday, June 24. The funding will be awarded to 12 summer camp providers to increase the number of seats available at their camps. The city currently sponsors 84 summer