Join an Advisory Group

The MIECHV Advisory Groups were created to help improve communication among agencies that serve families with young children, reduce knowledge barriers, and move toward a more formalized, systematic process for program referrals for parents seeking assistance. In addition, members work together to address the existing service gaps and needs of families with young children.

There are three Advisory Groups and each includes staff members from community agencies and organizations, as well as individuals that want to work together to help children and families get the support and resources they need to succeed.

Please contact Melinda Lozano, MIECHV Program Coordinator, if you are interested in joining an advisory group.
352-313-6500 x101,

Advisory Group Members

Alachua County Social Services
Azalea Health/Healthy Start
Baby Gator Child Development & Research Centers
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Bradford County School Board
CareerSource of North Central Florida
Catholic Charities
CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
Children’s Home Society
Children’s Medical Services
Community Partnership for Children
Communities in Schools of Northeast Florida
Department of Children and Families
Child Development Service, Inc (CDS)
Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County
Early Steps/Children’s Medical Services
Early Steps (Northeast)
Episcopal Children’s Services
Florida Department of Health in Bradford County/Healthy Start
Florida Department of Health in Putnam County
Gainesville HIPPY
Head Start-Fearnside Services Center
Head Start & Early Head Start (Redlands Christian Migrant Association)
Head Start (Episcopal Children’s Services)
Healthy Families—ACUB
Healthy Families, Putnam
Heart of Putnam Service Center
HIPPY at the Rainbow Center (Bradford County Schools)
HIPPY (Putnam)
Kids Central, Inc./Healthy Start
Lee Conlee House
March of Dimes-North Central Florida Division
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
Palatka Christian Services Center
Palatka Housing Authority
Palms Medical Group
Partnership for Strong Families
Peaceful Paths
Planned Parenthood—North Central Florida
Putnam County Schools
Santa Fe College—Starke Center
University of Florida-Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies
UF-IFAS-Cooperative Extension (Bradford and Putnam)