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.

BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2021

August 23, 2021

There are countless reasons why breastfeeding is best for black mothers and babies. Join our sessions that break down the barriers to breastfeeding and offer support to help moms form that healthy bond with their little ones.

Planning a Pregnancy? Make Sure Lowering Risk for Preeclampsia Is at the Top of Your List.

April 28, 2021

From finances and maternity leave to finding an obstetrician and scheduling appointments to buying a car seat and deciding where to put the baby’s crib, a ton goes into planning for pregnancy and the arrival of your “bundle of joy.” Unfortunately, whether she’s trying to get pregnant or intends to have a child in the[…..]

Your Mental Wellness: Things to Know, Tools 2 Thrive

April 28, 2021

During Mental Health Awareness Month last May, the world was in the grips of the pandemic. For months afterward, many mental health discussions focused on COVID-19-related issues, such as feelings of isolation, loneliness, and depression; anxiety, uncertainty, and fear; and the stress of juggling work-from-home, school-from-home, and keeping safe from the virus. As we celebrate[…..]

Survey Participants Needed

March 8, 2021

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Delaware Chapter is seeking Black girls ages 10–19 to participate in a statewide study.

Getting Kids School-Ready: A New Report Details Delaware’s Challenges

October 12, 2020

Children who spend their earliest years struggling with physical health, mental health, cultural, language, motivational, or learning challenges are already behind the curve when they start school. A new report from the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network provides information to guide the development of children in Delaware — particularly those in[…..]

BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK: AUGUST 25-31

August 21, 2020

There are countless reasons why breastfeeding is best for black mothers and babies. Join our sessions that break down the barriers to breastfeeding and offer support to help moms form that healthy bond with their little ones.

Community Health Advocates and Domestic Violence

July 24, 2020

As shelter-in-place orders and safer-at-home mandates keep us from venturing away from home, we face the unfortunate reality that this pandemic may keep people in closer proximity to their abusers. Data from the National Domestic Violence Hotline shows that contact volume to the hotline has increased 9% from 2019 to 2020. The Delaware Coalition Against[…..]

SAVE THE DATE: Exposing Crevices and Breakdowns in the System: The Impact of COVID-19 on Black and Brown Pregnant Women and Families in Delaware

July 8, 2020

Live webinar July 30, 2020, at 10 a.m. A startling and disproportionate death rate among Black, brown, and Native Americans around the country from COVID-19 is revealing persistent inequities rooted in pervasive structural racism. There is an immediate need for solutions to address these concerns as well as to expose the crevices and breakdowns in[…..]

At-Home Activities for Children During COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Children throughout Delaware are out of school and now at home, due to the risks of COVID-19. During this time, it’s important to keep children active and engaged throughout the day. This not only helps with boredom, but also helps with their development. Whether your child is between the age of 0-3 years old or[…..]

CDC COVID-19 Resources

March 17, 2020

It is important that you and your families have accurate information about the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We have compiled resources to help all Delawareans understand the disease and its effects on our community.