What is DEThrives?

DE Thrives is a theme shared by the Delaware Division of Public Health, the Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium and partner organizations throughout the state. All share one common aim-that all of Delaware’s babies and children have the same opportunity to thrive. And, all share one common belief-that we all have a part to play, and that when our babies and children thrive, we all are better off. Healthy women. Healthy babies. Healthy families. Healthy communities. That’s DE Thrives.


Each of us can help create healthier people and healthier places. And when that happens, all of our babies will thrive, and our lives and our communities will thrive with them. No matter who you are, there is something you can do, and someone there to help.

This DEThrives Website, the DEThrives Facebook and @DEThrives Twitter communities will get you connected. Browse this site for more information, resources and services and links to our partners. You can also call 2-1-1 for Help Me Grow to get personal help.

Health professionals and community leaders will also find news, events listings, important data, and tools for policy and practice related to maternal, child and family health.

Together, we will help more babies get off on the right foot, and help them grow to be healthy adults.