Stemming the Tide

SUBSTANCE ABUSE/ADDICTION
4/15/2019 Sussex County Health Coalition.

A collaboration between Sussex County Health Coalition (SCHC), Highmark Delaware and multiple community stakeholders in the Seaford catchment area was formed in 2017 to address the growing opioid epidemic in Sussex County. This group completed a community needs assessment, funded through Discover Bank, using the CDC CAST tool. This assessment along, with a community strategic planning process, helped to inform the work in a more holistic way allowing for targeted efforts in critical areas.

SCHC formalized the Seaford Drug Free Community Initiative and sought critical funding through the Highmark Delaware Blueprint Community Grant and was awarded $100,000 to plan and implement strategies communitywide to address needs identified in the Seaford Catchment area.

The areas identified included strategies that revolved around:

  • AWARENESS STRATEGIES
  • EDUCATION STRATEGIES
  • PREVENTION STRATEGIES
  • ACCESS TO TREATMENT
  • STRATEGIES
  • SUPPORT STRATEGIES


Sussex County Health Coalition Updates

 
Chris Herren Partnership

A MESSAGE OF HOPE

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 Council President Mike Vincent - READ ARTICLE


 
Lifelong Literacy is Key

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

In this fast-paced, ever changing world, having a strong literacy foundation and basic educational competencies is absolutely necessary to life-long success. Individuals who are lacking literacy skills will be held back at every stage of their life - READ ARTICLE


 
Expanding Wellness

WORKSITE WELLNESS

Over the last seven years the Sussex County Health Coalition’s mission has been to assist local businesses in the promotion of health and wellness amongst their employees. Worksite Wellness programs cultivate healthy workforces and positively impact health care costs - READ ARTICLE


 
SCHC Strategic Goals

ACCOMPLISHED IN 12 MONTHS

Community Plan Completed with Implementation Plan initiated Seaford Goes Purple/ Sussex Goes Purple / Kent Goes Purple Campaigns engaged and supported over 100 organizations. Website was developed and Facebook page became operational. - READ ARTICLE