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Current Projects



Magnolia Project

The Magnolia Project is a federal Healthy Start initiative intended to decrease the high rates of infant mortality in an area of Jacksonville most affected by this problem. The population served by Magnolia consists of women of child bearing age who reside in the target area and who have little or no regular access to health care. Magnolia provides services for this population in a store-front clinic located in the heart of the target area. The services include: 1) well-woman medical services, and 2) intensive case management consisting of counseling and referrals for services to local agencies. CCI's responsibilities include: 1) conducting interviews, focus groups and surveys with key stakeholders, 2) coordinating data collection by project staff, 3) performing data analysis, and 4) preparing progress reports for funding agency and community partners.



Brentwood Neighborhood Learning Network

The Florida Institute of Education (FIE) and the Northeast Florida Center for Community Initiatives (CCI) have agreed to collaborate in order to develop a conceptual framework for strengthening community connections in urban neighborhoods via urban learning gardens with a  dual focus: strengthening urban neighborhoods while also (b) expanding and strengthening early learning opportunities available to neighborhood families and their children.


JaxCareConnect is an innovative initiative of the Duval Safety Net Collaborative designed to connect uninsured neighbors more efficiently to available health care options. The Collaborative currently includes six free and charitable clinics (Agape Community Health Center, Community Health Outreach, Muslim American Social Services Clinic, Mission House, Sulzbacher, and Volunteers in Medicine).


JaxCareConnect has partnered with CCI to develop and implement a process evaluation to assess the extent to which the program has been implemented and engaged the appropriate number of participants by linking them to a medical home and improving their health outcomes over time.