Sussex County Health Coalition Updates

April 2019 - Together They Create a Healthy Community!

Together They Create a Healthy Community!

Healthy Individuals Make Up Healthy Neighborhoods Sussex County Health Coalition will be entering its fifteenth year in 2019. We are proud to have touched the lives of thousands, both individually and organizationally, to remove systemic and individual barriers to promoting and providing communit ... READ MORE

October 2018 - Meet Monica Washburn

Meet Monica Washburn

After being diagnosed with Lupus, Monica felt the need to find something that would bring some calmness to her life and to help her to escape for a moment. Over ten years ago, a friend introduced Monica to yoga, and at the end of her first practice, Monica knew that this was the something that she w ... READ MORE

October 2018 - Chris Herren Partnership

Chris Herren Partnership

BRINGING A MESSAGE OF HOPE in the fight against the Opioid Epidemic   Over 650 community members attended the September 11 Chris Herren event at Crossroad Community Church along with Lt. Governor Bethany Hall Long, Representatives Daniel Short and Ruth Briggs King, and Sussex County Counc ... READ MORE

September 2018 - 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 pr ... READ MORE

August 2018 - Welcome Troy Hazzard

Welcome Troy Hazzard

Mr. Hazzard graduated from Delaware State University with a BA in Sociology. He attended graduate school at Southern Illinois University majoring in Urban Affairs/Policy Analysis. After a 17-year career working in the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families with the State of Delaware, he ... READ MORE

August 2018 - Community Capacity Development

Community Capacity Development

Community Capacity Building (CCB) is a conceptual approach to social-behavioral change and addresses systems level needs to lay a foundation for community health improvements. It is a method to understand the barriers that people, governments, organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) ... READ MORE

July 2018 - Welcome Sharon Harrington

Welcome Sharon Harrington

Ms. Harrington holds a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master of Business Administration degree, both from Salisbury University Perdue School of Business. Sharon Harrington has served as the Director of Marketing and Outreach Programs at Nanticoke Health Services in Seaford, Delawar ... READ MORE

June 2018 - 2018 Steakholder Survey Results

2018 Steakholder Survey Results

This survey was released to mark the mid-point of our Title V MCH grant cycle by reaching out to our stakeholders to gather feedback on the progress being made in the delivery of services to mothers, children and families in Delaware. A link to the online survey was sent via e-mail by th ... READ MORE

April 2018 - Welcome Lisa Coldiron

Welcome Lisa Coldiron

Lisa comes to the Sussex County Health Coalition with four years Non-Profit experience working on an Early Childhood Literacy Program with Read Aloud Delaware. Prior to that, she was a classroom teacher with over 20 years experience working in both the private and public sectors as well as teaching ... READ MORE

April 2018 - Seaford First in Delaware to Go Purple

Seaford First in Delaware to Go Purple

Last year in Delaware, hundreds of people in our state died from drug overdoses. It is estimated that for every death, there are several overdoses that do not result in death. This does not include unreported incidents of those who overdosed and were revived by family or friends with Narcan. Delawar ... READ MORE

March 2018 - Planning for the Complexity of Addressing Population Health Issues

Planning for the Complexity of Addressing Population Health Issues

Community Coalitions are one of the three critical components in Planning, Organizing and Impacting Health Outcomes. By Peggy Geisler, Executive Director, Sussex County Health Coalition Published March 2018 - Delaware Journal of Public Health Volume 4 Issue 2 Population health is complex. T ... READ MORE

January 2018 - Meet the Funder - Longwood Foundation

Meet the Funder - Longwood Foundation

Thère DuPont will be representing The Longwood Foundation on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at Sussex County Health Coalition at 21133 Sterling Avenue, STE 12 in Georgetown, Delaware. AGENDA 1:00pm to 1:30pm – Registration / Refreshments 1:30pm – Welcome and Introductions 1: ... READ MORE

January 2018 - Latino Outreach Expansion

Latino Outreach Expansion

Through strength and synergy found in true collaboration, we are pleased to share the tremendous progress we have made in our efforts to increase the outreach offered to the Latino population with a specific focus on students in Sussex County. With support from the Arsht Cannon Fund and help fro ... READ MORE

January 2018 - Mental Health Association

Mental Health Association

The mission of the Mental Health Association in Delaware is to improve the mental wellbeing of Delawareans through support, education and advocacy. Those of us who experience behavioral health disorders or have loved ones with such disorders sometimes feel alone and powerless. MHA provides educat ... READ MORE

January 2018 - Dr. Jay Owens Joins Board

Dr. Jay Owens Joins Board

Jay Owens is the Director of Student Services for the Indian River School District. Jay received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Salisbury University, his Master’s Degree in Special Education from Wilmington University and his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from the Unive ... READ MORE

January 2018 - Commit to Acknowledge, Accept and Act in 2018

Commit to Acknowledge, Accept and Act in 2018

"AS I LOOK BACK ON 2017 I DID NOT REALIZE MY LIFE HAD BEEN TOUCHED BY THE EFFECTS OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND ADDICTION IN SO MANY SERIOUS AND PROFOUND WAYS THIS YEAR!” If I add to that review above the number of people who have reached out personally or professionally, with additional needs concerning ... READ MORE

January 2018 - A Year To Be United In Service

A Year To Be United In Service

This time of year, and especially now in this local and national landscape of uncertainty, organizations like ours and our partners are a beacon of hope in our community. Although it may seem that there are so many things that divide us we often forget the critical themes that make us all the same. ... READ MORE

October 2017 - Message from the Director

Message from the Director

Human development is a lifelong process and learning is the cornerstone. People are capable of growing, learning and improving throughout their entire lives. The ability to do so has an impact in many areas for families and community. Failure to navigate primary milestones can influence a person’ ... READ MORE

October 2017 - ECCS COIIN Grant Update

ECCS COIIN Grant Update

Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Networks (CoIINs) are multidisciplinary teams of federal, state, and local leaders working together to tackle a common problem. Using technology to remove geographic barriers, participants with a collective vision share ideas, best practices, and lessons lear ... READ MORE

October 2017 - United Way of Delaware SPARC

United Way of Delaware SPARC

By Randle Reed Community Impact Associate United Way of Delaware United Way of Delaware is passionate about our young people and offering programs that help them to acquire and develop the skills that lead to academic achievement and workplace success. United Way’s SPARC (Success Pathways and Ro ... READ MORE

October 2017 - Arsht Cannon Fund

Arsht Cannon Fund

The Arsht Cannon Fund strives to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans by funding nonprofit organizations that provide educational opportunities and access to health care for Hispanic Delawareans. The expansion of the School Based Mental Health Collaborative, funded by the Arsht Cannon Fun ... READ MORE

October 2017 - Read Aloud Partnership

Read Aloud Partnership

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN READ ALOUD DELAWARE, SUSSEX COUNTY HEALTH COALITION AND SUSSEX COUNTY EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL Read Aloud DE will provide nine "Parent Empowerment Classes” in Sussex County to reach residents in the specific zip codes outlined in the COIIN Grant. SCHC and Read Aloud DE are w ... READ MORE

October 2017 - SummerCollab


The Summer Learning Collaborative (Summer Collab) is a Wilmington based nonprofit that works in tandem with existing community based agencies to execute project-based curricula and individualized reading programs with low-income children. In the span of just a few years, SummerCollab has expanded it ... READ MORE

July 2017 - Message from the Director

Message from the Director

One question every nonprofit is familiar with: "How is your organization going to sustain?” The term SUSTAINABILITY generally means finding a way to utilize resources so that it prevents the depletion of a program or organization. For the statewide or local nonprofits, the phrase "sustainability” ... READ MORE

July 2017 - School Based Collaboration

School Based Collaboration

CREATING BETTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH THROUGH COUNTY-WIDE COLLABORATION The Sussex Schools Comprehensive School Based Mental Health Collaborative is a multi-faceted approach to facilitate policy and practice change for School Districts’ Social Emotional Wellness efforts for yo ... READ MORE


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