About The Coalition

SCHC Mission
The Sussex County Health Coalition exists to engage the entire community in collaborative family-focused effort to improve the health of children, youth and families in Sussex County.

SCHC Vision
We envision a community in which our citizens and institutions (public, private, and not-for-profit) are actively engaged in community health promotion as a shared community good, and working together to create a cultural and physical environment which supports healthy lifestyles for our children and their families.

SCHC Goals
Our Coalition will be viewed by our community as a respected source of knowledge and action for community health promotion, with an organizational culture that is inclusive, welcoming, respectful, trustworthy, non-partisan, listening, responsive, action-oriented, and accountable.

Core Strategies
Our Coalition will employ ten core strategies to advance our mission and vision for Sussex County:

Monitor Community Health Status
  • Raise community awareness of community health issues.
  • Give voice to community concerns and ideas.
  • Expand and publicize the knowledge base on community health promotion.
  • Proactively engage people and organizations from all sectors (not-for-profit, public, private) in community health promotion.
  • Facilitate development of child and family health promotion strategies.
  • Develop and mobilize community resources for community health promotion.
  • Build community capacity for policy and program development.
  • Support collaborative efforts to improve community policies, programs, and practices.
  • Evaluate and report on the impact of our actions.

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Start Your Team

To learn more about Motivate the First State, become a part of the SCHC Team or start your own Team in the Motivate the First State clubhouse, contact Midline Estimable at 302-262-9459 or sign up online.

Did You Know?

1 bottle of soda (20 oz.) has about 18 teaspoons of sugar? You’d have to bike for about 1 hour to burn off the calories in a 20 oz. bottle of soda. Join the Rethink Your Drink Movement by taking a pledge to cut out sugary beverages for one month! Call the SCHC office to learn more about Rethink Your Drink and the Healthy Sussex Worksite Wellness Program.

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