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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

What You Need to Know About Home Visiting

December 25, 2013

Who are the home visitors? The home visitors that will come to your home are professionals and their qualifications  vary depending on your and your baby’s needs, at what stage you enter the program and across the state. From the day you begin until program completion, you will have the same home visitor conducting the[…..]

Home Visiting In Delaware

December 18, 2013

Home Visiting is a national program developed to provide support to help pregnant women and families. There are quite a few different types of national and statewide Home Visiting programs. We want to be sure you know what we are offering in Delaware! We are offering four Home Visiting programs that focus on pregnant women[…..]

Safe Sleep: The Four Rules of Safe Sleep

December 11, 2013

If you’re expecting a baby or you have a newborn at home now, you want to establish a safe sleeping environment plan right from the start.  Discuss this plan with family, friends and caregivers or anyone who will care for your baby. The easiest way to do that is to follow the Four Rules of[…..]

Call 2-1-1 for Help Me Grow

December 4, 2013

Delaware 2-1-1 was created to give you access to information on health and social services and community resources through an easy-to-remember phone number. When youCall 2-1-1 for Help Me Grow, you’ll be able to speak confidentially to a Help Me Grow Call Specialist who can help assess your situation and direct you to the people[…..]