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Providers and Community Partners

Programs

DE Thrives wants to help you reach the communities you serve. We have information, resources, and materials, as well as a variety of programs, to help your clients and communities thrive. You can click on each program to learn more and see how it can help the population you serve.

Examples of Delaware Thrives resources: posters, brochures, facts sheets

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Need posters, brochures, fact sheets, and more? We have materials to help you share information for every life stage.

Birth Spacing

The Birth Spacing program offers education for youth and women 18 to 34. The goal is to encourage women to plan and space their pregnancies at least 18 months apart to support healthy outcomes.

Books Balls & Blocks Delaware

Books Balls & Blocks is a free, fun family event (virtual or in-person sessions) that provides early child development screenings for children 9 months to 5 years old using skill-building activity stations.

For more information about BBB events, please call 302-608-5757 or email booksballsblocksde@gmail.com.

Delaware CAN (Contraceptive Access Now)

DE Thrives connects individuals to free contraceptives, including IUDs and implants. Delaware Contraceptive Access Now (CAN) provides training and technical assistance to its health center partners to ensure all patients have access to the full range of birth control methods.

Developmental Screening

The Developmental Screening program provides quick and easy tests, guides, and advice for parents to evaluate a child’s development.

Family SHADE

Family SHADE is for children with special health care needs. There are resource downloads for families with children with special health care needs about navigating the system, obtaining dental care, recreational activities, and more.

Healthy Smiles

Smile Check is a special program offering dental services to all. It also offers both virtual and in-person services for children through a school-based initiative. Schools and community organizations can sign up to serve as Healthy Smile service locations.

Healthy Women, Healthy Babies (HWHB)

HWHB is a free program for Delaware women. The program offers personal health, wellness, nutrition, mental health, and prenatal care for women who are expecting.

Want more details or to see if your patient qualifies?

Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow at Delaware 2-1-1 is a one-stop-shop call center that connects parents to help to ensure a healthy pregnancy, screenings to ensure a child’s growth is on track, and support provided by many organizations throughout the state.

You can call or text as often as you like! Call 2-1-1, or send a text message to 302-231-1464. You can also text your ZIP code to 898211.

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Home Visiting

Evidence-based Home Visiting models address physiological, social, psychological, economic, family, and other factors influencing children’s health and development. A Family Support Specialist will visit families to give tips and offer help to connect families with services.

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

An app designed specifically for the Family Support Specialist. More details to come.

Home Visiting overview for Providers & Community Partners

Kicks Count

The Kicks Count program is a resource to help pregnant women. It is an evidence-based practice that shows regularly counting kicks of the unborn baby and recording the results can serve as an early warning system when daily patterns change. The program also offers a toolkit for providers that contains guidelines and materials for patients to take home.

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Man Up Plan Up

The Man Up Plan Up program has resources to help men plan for the future. Whether it’s parenting advice, protection, or sexual myth-busting, Man Up Plan Up provides the tools men can benefit from to be in charge of their future.

My Life. My plan: Teen

Encourages teens to make healthy decisions and get themselves on track to live life their way. It helps them understand that their decisions have lasting effects on their lives.

My Life. My Plan: Women

Helps women set goals and make decisions while also learning more about themselves. The life plan offers tips to plan for their desired future and teaches them proper planning techniques to reach their goals.

Safe Sleep

The Safe Sleep program gives tips and resources to ensure that families reduce the risk of Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) by using safe sleep practices.

Quality Time 30

Quality Time 30 reminds parents that 30 minutes of quality time each day can make a difference in a child’s development. The program offers suggestions and examples of ways to spend quality time with activities for all ages and categories. QT 30 also is available as an app to keep quality time activity ideas with you on the go.

Need ideas? Download our app!

There are videos of activities and even a timer to make sure kids get their full 30 minutes of time!

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