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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.

HEALTH EQUITY: Transportation and Health Equity

March 20, 2018

We want to live in a place that is good for us. We want to live in a place that we feel good about. A person’s health can be influenced by where they live. Health and environment is a factor that is often linked. Not every person has that ability to live in a community[…..]

SAFE SLEEP: Caring for a colicky baby

March 15, 2018

All babies cry. Some more than others. Crying can help you determine if your baby is tired, hungry, or uncomfortable. With a lot of love and care, you can soothe your little bundle of joy. If your baby is crying for more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week with little[…..]

HOME VISITING: Working with Delaware families to provide the help they need!

March 5, 2018

Life as a new parent can sometimes be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and remember once your baby is born. The last thing you and your baby need is for you to feel stressed. One of the best ways for you to feel mentally and physically prepared to bring home baby, is to[…..]

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING: Do you know how to track your baby’s developmental milestones?

March 2, 2018

Your little baby is growing up- fast. Almost 3 months have gone by! You go to lift your baby and his head falls back. Should he have the capability of holding up his head? Is he still too young? Now you are unsure if you should worry. What should be the next step? It’s important[…..]