Sussex County Health Coalition News


Opioid Response

Opioid Response

Delaware health officials are commending steps taken by the Opioid Crisis Response Act signed by President Trump this week. It has special provisions for states hardest hit by the opioid crisis. The new legislation has a long list of bullet points. It funnels money through grant programs to de ... READ MORE


Here Comes The SUN

Here Comes The SUN

Over the last couple of years there has been a tremendous focus on the need for expanded care for people suffering with mental health issues. This, coupled with the opioid crisis, has led to a significant amount of work, both locally and statewide, to begin to develop additional quality programs in ... READ MORE


Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment

Sponsored by Nemours and held at Camp Barnes from August 24–26, this event targeted students from 7th to 12th grade and served of a total of 75 participants. Key Partners for this annual camp included: Delaware State Police Nemours First State Community Action Agency DE Public H ... READ MORE


Bringing BOTVIN

Bringing BOTVIN

Sussex County Health Coalition brings BOTVIN to Seaford Middle School with a little help from our FFA friends at Seaford High School and the University of Delaware!   The evidence-based Botvin curriculum is a life-skills program that focuses on teaching Middle Schoolers to set goals, ... READ MORE


Community Health Needs

Community Health Needs

In 2011, the three Sussex County hospitals initiated a unique collaboration to begin to address common healthcare needs and disparities for Sussex county residents. This collaborative group is known today as the Healthier Sussex County (HSC) Task Force. As a critical connection to many health and so ... READ MORE


Sussex Goes Purple

Sussex Goes Purple

WBOC TV16 By Erin Tyszko     GEORGETOWN, Del. - Another county has jumped on the purple bandwagon to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic that is taking over Delmarva.       Hundreds of people gathered at Crossroads Community Church in Georgetown t ... READ MORE


New Partner Spotlight

New Partner Spotlight

Clothing Our Kids (COK) is a local, 100% volunteer organization that provides clothing, shoes and coats to at risk elementary school children throughout Sussex County at no charge. COK works exclusively with the school nurses at all 33 Sussex County elementary schools. The nurses are the people mo ... READ MORE


The Coalition is Growing

The Coalition is Growing

As we consistently thrive to help our partners grow, we wanted to take a moment to pause and reflect on the growth we have enjoyed for the first and second quarters. From January 2018 to June 2018 we have added 70 new partnering agencies with 121 new members. We are also proud ... READ MORE


Addition to Mommy/Baby Bags

Addition to Mommy/Baby Bags

The Sussex County Health Coalition, with Federal funding from the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (ECCS CoIIN) Grant, is continuing to build a robust plan to assist young families to a better future by giving their children a great start in li ... READ MORE


Partnership in Action

Partnership in Action

Last spring, several Coalition partners collaborated to launch the "Fun Family Food Series,” an effort to teach young families to make the healthy eating choice the easy eating choice. As a result of training offered by Delaware Public Health and the University of Delaware, this past Spring, the ... READ MORE


Latino Expansion Initiative

Latino Expansion Initiative

As a result of our work with Woodbridge, Cape Henlopen and Indian River School Districts and Seaford Middle School, we are pleased to report significant increases in systems and policy changes related to our Latino Initiative. All partners experienced forward movement related to the School Based Men ... READ MORE


Dorchester to Go Purple

Dorchester to Go Purple

WBOC TV 16 CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Purple is on its way to Dorchester County. On Wednesday, at least 30 organizations in the county confirmed they were on board to launch the Dorchester Goes Purple campaign. In September, organizers say the county will turn many buildings purple, spreading ... READ MORE


Drug Free Awareness Champaign

Drug Free Awareness Champaign

Sussex County Health Coalition is poised to launch a robust Drug Free Awareness Campaign beginning with the city of Seaford. This "Seaford Goes Purple” campaign is in conjunction with the Chris Herren Project and will join forces with the state of Maryland in this important initiative. Sussex Co ... READ MORE


Project Purple Initiative Begins

Project Purple Initiative Begins

"The Herren Project was founded over five years ago. The THP Project Purple Initiative came a year later. To me, it was the eye-opening moment when I was presenting at an assembly. A little girl in a purple shirt announced during the Q & A that she was a sober student and it was followed up by ... READ MORE


Family SHADE Partnership

Family SHADE Partnership

The Family Support and Healthcare Alliance Delaware (Family SHADE) is a collaborative alliance of family partners, 75+ organizations and agencies committed to improving the quality of life for children with disabilities and chronic medical/health conditions in Delaware by connecting families and pro ... READ MORE


Early Educator's Conference

Early Educator's Conference

The Sussex County Health Coalition was proud to support the Early Educator’s Conference held in Georgetown. This educational event attracted over 140 Early Learning Professionals in February. The goal of this full day conference was to provide early childcare providers with education, support and to ... READ MORE


Family Food Series

Family Food Series

SCHC is proud to announce its partnership with multiple community partners on a pilot project related to recent training, "Systems Approaches for Healthy Communities”, provided by University of Delaware and Public Health. Partners include: Telamon, First State Community Action Agency, University ... READ MORE


Latino Dinner Expansion

Latino Dinner Expansion

Sussex County Health Coalition is pleased to announce the expansion of our community dinner model to reach the Hispanic Community. We have partnered with La Esperanza, University of Delaware 4-H Program and the Indian River School District to provide four community dinners providing healthy meals to ... READ MORE


Nominate Health Champions

Nominate Health Champions

CELEBRATE PEOPLE and ORGANIZATIONS that go the extra mile to improve health and well-being in your community! We’re looking for individuals and organizations that really make a difference for this year’s DHMIC Dr. Kitty Esterly Community Health Champion Award. They help people no matter how much ... READ MORE


Fresh Start Scholarship for Women

Fresh Start Scholarship for Women

The Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the continuation of the Fresh Start Scholarship, designed for women who have interrupted their education for various reasons and now seek to return to school to better their status and their opportunities. DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE ... READ MORE


March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! To celebrate, we’ve invited our friends at Action for Healthy Kids to share some information on nutrition with us. The following comes from Ellen Dillon, Regional Field Manager with AHK. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” U ... READ MORE


Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic

In Sussex County, the Sussex County Health Coalition is working with 27 community partners to target Seaford and its struggle with the opioid epidemic. The grant will help them continue these partnerships and implement drug prevention tactics that meet the needs of the community, said Executive D ... READ MORE


2-1-1 Day February 11th

2-1-1 Day February 11th

In times of need, the greatest challenge can be knowing where to go for help. Delaware 2-1-1 provides one central resource for access to the health and human service organizations that offer the support to make a difference. Whether faced with the panic of a natural disaster or struggling to meet ... READ MORE


Seaford Goes Purple

Seaford Goes Purple

The purpose of the Seaford Drug Free Communities (SDFC) Task Force is to establish and strengthen collaboration, supporting the efforts of the community through a coalition working to prevent and reduce substance use; provide adequate treatment access; and family support among Seaford families. T ... READ MORE


Schedule Your Workshop

Schedule Your Workshop

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. CONTACT YWCA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM to schedule a TEEN DATING VIOLENCE workshop at your school or organization. In Sussex and Kent County contact: Sarah Moore 302-253-0684 or Samoore@ywcade.org In New Castle County contact ... READ MORE


Healthy Kids Health Fair

Healthy Kids Health Fair

The Sussex County Health Coalition organized a Healthy Kids Health Fair held at the Delaware State Fair on Tuesday, July 25 from 9 am to 2 pm. We had over twenty-one health and social service related organizations on hand to share important information. We saw over 2,000 children and everyone ha ... READ MORE


Childcare Training Success

Childcare Training Success

The Sussex County Health Coalition, in partnership with the Early Action Learning Team, Sussex Early Childcare Council and The Child Care Association of Sussex County hosted a summer childcare training on August 17, 2017. Four specific training was available, providing access to various needs for ... READ MORE


Partner of the Year Award

Partner of the Year Award

We are always grateful to have such strong advocates in many of our key partners. The Maternal Child Health— Family Health Systems is one of those vital partnerships that help us achieve our goals to make Sussex County healthier. Our primary contact at this agency is Patti Burke. She is a true a ... READ MORE


Community Hero Award

Community Hero Award

SCHC is proud to honor Kathy Moore with this special Community HERO Award. She has dedicated 40 years of her life to serving the needs of children. She has shaped the landscape of Early Learning in Sussex County. Kathy was a founding member of our Early Learning Action Team twelve years ago. We t ... READ MORE


Champion for Children Award

Champion for Children Award

SCHC is proud to honor two dedicated professionals in Early Learning. Karen and Toni are a dynamic duo and strong advocates for children. They have both demonstrated a sincere commitment to ensuring that the children they serve, are connected to the best resources available. Karen and her daught ... READ MORE

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