Healthy women. Healthy babies. Healthy families. Healthy communities. They’re all connected. Welcome to DE Thrives. Here, you’ll find resources to help you to make healthy choices for yourself and to take healthy action in your community. DE Thrives connects you with resources, programs and social networks for reproductive life planning, having a healthy pregnancy, raising healthy babies and more. When one of us does better, we all do better.
Together, we thrive!
If you’re expecting a baby or already have a newborn at home, now is the right time to sign up for the Home Visiting program from the Delaware Health and Social Services.
If you’re like most parents, you sometimes wonder if your child’s physical development, emotional behavior or learning curve is right for their age. You don’t have to wonder anymore.
DIAL 2-1-1, FOR HELP ME GROW!
If you’re expecting a baby, you already know that there’s a lot to do to prepare for her arrival. You want to create a warm, comfortable home where she can grow up healthy and happy. One of the best ways to do this is to establish a safe sleeping environment right from the start.
LONG LIVE DREAMS!
Healthy smiles are important for everyone, especially our kids! Brushing is the simplest and most important thing anyone can do for a healthier smile and as a parent you have to set the example. Learn how to guide your child’s oral health habits.
HEALTHY HABITS, HEALTHY SMILE, HEALTHY LIFE!
A happy and healthy life is something we all have the power to create. The decisions you make every day can help you achieve a healthier tomorrow.
Putting together a Life Plan is a great way to know yourself better and make the best choices for the life you want.
SET YOUR MIND. SET YOUR GOALS.
As you’re discovering whats in store for you and what kind of person you want to be, you’ll be faced with lots of choices. Having a plan can help you make healthy descisions.
ITS YOUR LIFE. LIVE IT HOW YOU WANT!
You’re a man, so take control of the situation. Plan to be a father—but only if you want to be. If you don’t, plan on using protection. It’s all up to you. It’s time to decide!
ARE YOU A MAN WITH A PLAN?
Connecting children with special healthcare needs with community resources.
ENABLE. EMPOWER. ENRICH.
Thriving Communities is an initiative of the DHMIC Health Equity Systems Committee. The goal of the initiative is to engage and support communities in thinking about and solving major health challenges. Currently, the focus is on the health of mothers, infants and families.
HEALTHY FAMILIES. HEALTHY COMMUNITIES. HEALTHY DELAWARE.
Healthy Women, Healthy Babies is a program for women who are Delaware residents. It facilitates extra services for women who are pregnant, planning to be pregnant or who just want to live healthier lives. These include personal health and wellness, nutrition, family planning, mental health, and prenatal care if you get pregnant.
HEALTHY WOMEN START HERE!
QT-30 is shorthand for “30 Minutes of Quality Time Each Day” to be shared with a child in a parent’s or caregiver’s life. Of all the things we can do to help our children grow up well, 30 minutes of quality time each day is the smallest step with the biggest benefit.
QUALITY TIME MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!
Developmental milestones are clues that your child’s growth is on track. The way they listen, talk, move, behave and learn at certain ages are big milestones. Developmental screenings help you know if developmental milestones are being met.
KNOW. TRACK. ASK. TELL
Health Equity means opportunity for all. The more of us who are healthy, the less of a price we all pay. Visit the Health Equity Online Action Center to get the facts and take action in your community.
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