Welcome to the Delaware Thrives blog!

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.

SAFE SLEEP: Creating Safe Environments for Your Baby

June 26, 2018

When you become a parent or caretaker, your baby’s safety is one of the most important things that will matter to you. Abusing any type of tobacco, drugs or alcohol can put your baby in harm’s way. If you have a baby at home, they may be at risk if you misuse substances. You might[…..]

HELP ME GROW: Parenting Assistance for a Healthy Baby

June 18, 2018

Being a parent is a full-time job. Even the best parents still need some help from time to time. That’s why you should look into the Help Me Grow. Help Me Grow is a great system to connect parents and their children to needed services through a centralized access point such as 2-1-1.  Maybe you[…..]

HOME VISITING: Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work

June 10, 2018

  You know you need to go back to work. You also know you need to keep breastfeeding your little one. So how do you juggle both? Breastfeeding has many benefits for mom and baby. Your home visitor can help you prepare for pumping at work.  Here are some topics that you can cover with[…..]

HEALTH EQUITY: Working Toward Health Equity

June 6, 2018

It’s time for our communities to move the needle toward health equity. To begin, we must understand the social determinants of health to address health equity. These determinants of health are factors such as where a person is born, where they work and where they live. These factors closely affect one’s overall health. We all[…..]