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.

Healthy Women, Healthy Babies: Year 1 Evaluation Report

June 8, 2021

Pregnant women, girls, and new mothers (primarily ages 15 to 44) represent an at-risk population. This evaluation from Delaware Health and Social Services helps you understand the issues that impact them — such as mental and physical health, lifestyles and relationships, pregnancy prevention, financial stability, and father involvement — and reports on the outcomes of nearly 500 participants.

Delaware Birth Defects Data Brief

May 7, 2021

Birth defects impact 3% to 5% of all newborns and are responsible for one in five infant deaths. This latest data report from the Birth Defects Registry of Delaware Health and Social Services can help you learn which defects are most prevalent and why prenatal care is so important to delivering a healthy newborn.

Safe Sleep Materials

September 10, 2019

The Delaware Safe Sleep campaign provides tips, resources, opinions, and social media resources for families, health care providers, and community leaders. Save lives and help make sure that ALL of Delaware’s babies thrive!

UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health

September 10, 2019

View the resources and programs on maternal and infant health. There are patient education materials, resources for practices, and news that are updated frequently.

Delaware Academy of Medicine – Delaware Public Health Association

September 10, 2019

Their mission is to enhance the well being of our community through education and the promotion of public health. They offer professional and lay education, partnerships, advocacy efforts and more. Learn more about the association and its programs.


September 10, 2019

AWHONN is a national and state organization that provides professional and consumer resources about the care of women, pregnant women, and infants.

ACOG – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

September 10, 2019

ACOG is a national and state professional organization for gynecologists and obstetricians focusing of the care of women before, during, and after pregnancy. Read the publications and stay up-to-date with the latest care information.

AMCHP – The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

September 10, 2019

AMCHP is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs. Learn more about Title V and the policy and advocacy AMCHP supports.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women

September 10, 2019

NCBW advocates on behalf of black women and girls to gender equity in heath, education and economic empowerment. Learn more about the coalition’s initiatives and how to get involved.

Healthy Delaware

September 10, 2019

Everything you need to know to prevent, test, and treat chronic diseases – all in one place. Available in Spanish.