In the News

Come out and shop on August 11th at Essentials Boutique,  1851 Cordova Road, The Harbor Shops in Fort Lauderdale from 5:30-8.   Enjoy savings and help support HMHB.  Beverages and hors d’oeurves served. For more information please contact Babette Ferre-Kosar at or at (954)765-0550, Ext 316.


HMHB of Broward Leads the Broward Community in Teaching Safe Sleep Practices posted on Monday, October 03, 2011

On Tuesday, September 27th 2011, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, Inc. in collaboration with the Broward County Human Services Department, held their first :”Safe Sleep Summit”.  The event was held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.  Over 160 attendees enjoyed breakfast and information regarding Safe Sleep Practices, SIDS and prevention of sleep related deaths.  The panel of speakers  included Dr. Rachel Moon, Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on SIDS; Dr. Richard Auerbach, from Sheridan Children’s  Health Care; Dr. Khalil Wardak from the Broward Medical Examiiner;  Dr. John Wright, Director for the Child
Protection Team of Broward County and HMHB Interim Executive
Director Michelle Reese. The event was free of charge thanks to the event sponsors:  Mead
Johnson Nutrition, Plantation General Hospital, Abbott Nutrition
and Halo Sleep Sacks.  Click to view the Safe sleep report for Broward County.

For additional information on Safe Sleep, please contact Sandra Despagne at or at (954)765-0550 Ext. 344.


HMHB Meatballs and Martinis Night at Anthony’s Runway 84 a Success posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011

HMHB of Broward hosts a successful Meatballs and Martinis Event at Anthony’s Runway 84

On July 20th Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward hosted a Meatballs and Martinis event at Anthony’s Runway 84 Restaurant.   Sponsored by Anthony’s Runway 84 and by the Ryder Charitable Foundation, the event was well attended a big success.

Pictured here is Board president Maxine James-Francis and her family.


Agency Helping Teen Mom Chart Her Own Course posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011

It’s a struggle for Grant, a Broward College nursing student and single mom, but with a helping hand from the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, she has made it so far. Case managers there “encouraged me to think about the baby, think about the future,” Grant said.


Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward County Announces 2011 Mother’s Day Luncheon Honoree Recipients posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Westside Gazette  – Originally posted 2/16/2011

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County is pleased to announce the 2011 Outstanding Individuals of the ear whom the agency will recognize publically at the 19th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Pier 66 on Friday, May 6.