Sussex County Health Coalition News

October 30 2017 - Summer Collaboration - Power in Partnership

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 l ... More!

October 30 2017 - SCCS - 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, particip ... More!

October 30 2017 - 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 spec ... More!

October 30 2017 - Mental Health Collaborative Expansion

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 expansio ... More!

October 30 2017 - United Way of Delaware SPARC Program

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 ... More!

October 30 2017 - 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 ... More!

October 30 2017 - Summer Childcare Training Held

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. ... More!

August 22 2017 - Focusing on Youth During the Summer

United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and a host of agencies once again are continuing to focus on positively maximizing Summer for Delaware’s youth; particularly those from low income families in high needs communities. Summ ... More!

February 2 2017 - Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Rodel is a nonprofit foundation helping Delaware become a global leader in educating each of its students to contribute and thrive. At the Rodel Foundation of Delaware, we are passionate about Delaware children getting what t ... More!

February 2 2017 - SCHC Welcomes New Board Members

NANCY MEARS is an Extension Agent for the Family & Consumer Sciences Department with the University of Delaware’s Cooperative Extension Service. Nancy’s time at UD is equally shared between the development and implementat ... More!

February 2 2017 - Healthy Neighborhood's Update

This year, the Sussex County Health Coalition has worked hard to align with current Healthy Neighborhood Initiatives. One key area of focus is Health Lifestyles. This past fall, through our Worksite Wellness program, the Coal ... More!

February 2 2017 - Oral Health Training

The Delaware Division of Public Health, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services in partnership with the Sussex  County Health Coalition facilitated an Oral Health Training on Thursday, December 1 at the Thurman Adams S ... More!

February 2 2017 - Diabetes: The Focus on Prevention

Chronic diseases affect health and quality of life for Delawareans. Nearly half of all Americans (45%) suffer from at least one chronic disease. Examples of chronic disease include Asthma, COPD, Obesity, and Diabetes. Diab ... More!

February 2 2017 - Seaford Chosen as Catchment for Opioid Addiction Epidemic

The DHSS Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH), the Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Philadelphia-Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) are working together to develop and implement a str ... More!

February 2 2017 - Worksite Wellness Update

SCHC is proud to welcome new Worksite Wellness Coordinator, Aaron Hutt, to our team! Mr. Hutt is working to improve and foster additional partnerships through our Worksite Wellness program and expanding our programming into t ... More!

November 7 2016 - Delaware Community Foundation Update

I often catch myself smiling when I say, "I live in Delaware,” because the quality of life here is good. And yet, when we try to say what we mean by quality of life, it’s hard to be specific. And if we can’t be specific, i ... More!

November 7 2016 - DANA - Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement

There is a lot of talk these days about collaboration, in Delaware many nonprofits are already collaborating at some level. Partnering is not only smart, from an efficiency and effectiveness standpoint, but it can also help t ... More!

November 7 2016 - ECCS Impact Grant and Unification of ELAT and SECC

We are proud to announce the new alignment of our Early Learning Action Team with the Sussex Early Childhood Council. In the true spirit of collaboration we will be able to serve our community more effectively and utilize muc ... More!

November 7 2016 - Reading Collaborative

The Early Reading Collaborative is a partnership between the Sussex County Health Coalition, Read Aloud Delaware, and the Sussex County Readiness Teams. The focus of this initiative is on early language acquisition. We ar ... More!

November 7 2016 - Welcome New Board Member Dr. Megan Williams

Megan Williams, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, is the Executive Director of Population Health and is responsible for providing leadership, management, and coordination for Beebe Population Health programs and directing Beebe’s Community O ... More!

November 7 2016 - Welcome New Board Member Bernice Edwards

Bernice Edwards has over 35 years of experience in program management and administration in the non-profit and social service field. Mrs. Edwards’ association with First State Community Action Agency, Inc. began over 37 ye ... More!

November 7 2016 - SPF-PFS Prevention Works Mini Grant

SCHC, through the SPF-PFS Prevention Works Mini Grant, provided leadership and convened multiple lead partner organizations to deliver evidence based, planned alternative activities and education throughout the summer. These ... More!

November 7 2016 - Addictions Forum

"Real Change Begins with You” SCHC is proud to partner with the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH), the Philadelphia-Camden HIDTA Heroin Response Strategy, atTAcK Addiction, and Caring and Shari ... More!

November 7 2016 - SCHC Behavioral Health Task Group Committee Update

Through a request from our Behavioral Health Task Group Committee, the SCHC is actively supporting an initiative to  ensure access to resources for individuals suffering from mental/behavioral health problems and drug ad ... More!

November 7 2016 - ELAT Training

SCHC hosts an Early Learning Action Committee (ELAT) every month. The mission of this committee is to identify  issues and needs of young children in the community and collaborate with partners to provide support through ... More!

November 7 2016 - Worksite Wellness Program Fall Schedule

Sussex County Health Coalition is now offering a series of physical activity/educational classes for the fall season! SCHC’s Worksite Wellness Program is an initiative that provides research-based programming, classes, an ... More!

November 7 2016 - IM40 Training

The SCHC hosted 20 partners at the IM40 Community Champion Training on October 11, 2016 at the Thurman Adams State Service Center in Georgetown. The training was focused on the IM40 movement. IM40 started as a partnership ... More!

June 7 2016 - Communities that Care Summit

The Communities that Care Summit was a full day conference geared towards understanding the current landscape of the heroin epidemic, current efforts to address this public health crisis, and what we can do to save and suppor ... More!

February 8 2016 - Focus on the Future of Mental Health

Highmark Delaware established Blueprints for the Community in 2007 as a donor-advised fund at the Delaware Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization that manages and administers charitable funds throughout Delaware. The ... More!

February 8 2016 - Healthy School Awards Return in 2016

Sussex County Health Coalition launched pilot Sussex County Healthy School Awards Initiative last year in conjunction with Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Public Health Physical Activity Nutrition Outreach S ... More!

February 8 2016 - Worksite Wellness Annoucnes New Partner

"We are always looking for ways to partner with the community." stated Bruce Johnston, Subway Director Of Operations. "I am excited to be partnering with the Sussex County Health Coalition and their Worksite Wellness Program. ... More!

February 8 2016 - New Trainer Announced for Worksite Wellness

Cathy Bryan has worked as an educator, personal trainer, researcher and coach in the Health and Fitness field for 25 years. Her passion for helping people reach their goals comes through when you watch her work with her clien ... More!

February 8 2016 - Soups On Again in 2016

Last year, SCHC’s Sussex SUCCESS Committee identified the need to support Seaford’s homeless population with meals during the cold winter months. This population, which utilizes the expanding network of Code Purple Shelters w ... More!

February 8 2016 - Stand by ME Offers Free Support on Money

Do you want to save money to buy a new car, a house, take your family on a vacation, send your kids to college, or just pay your bills on time? Are you worried about losing your home? Or are you interested in learning more ab ... More!

February 1 2016 - Give Kids A Smile

Give Kids a Smile is a volunteer effort to provide free dental care to children under kge 18 who don't already have a dentist. Free services may include: Preventive care (teeth cleaning, examination, fluoride treatm ... More!

November 13 2015 - Worksite Wellness 2016 Schedule Released

Our Mission is to assist local businesses in promoting health and wellness among their employees and employees’ families. Our Objective is to form a system of prevention and health support in the business community that is co ... More!

November 13 2015 - Sussex Coalition Celebrates 10 Years and a New Name

Bridgeville, DE (October 28, 2015)— Ten years ago, Sussex County Health Promotion Coalition focused primarily on children’s health promotion in Sussex County. After great successes engaging the community in children’s health ... More!

November 2 2015 - A New Statewide Campaign to Encourage Physical Activity

Wilmington, Del. (June 1, 2015) – Today, a new innovative campaign called "Motivate the First State” launches and will encourage regular physical activity by rewarding participants with a contribution to three Delaware charit ... More!

May 27 2015 - United Way and 87ers Partnership Update

The Delaware 87ers and the United Way of Delaware partnered for the 2014-15 NBA Development League season to highlight IM40®, a framework that helps develop internal and external assets that help young people become healt ... More!

May 27 2015 - Community Dinner Volunteers Honored by Governor Markell

In recognition of their outstanding service to Delaware, the group of youth who volunteer at SCHPC Community Dinners where honored by Governor Jack Markell and First Lady, Carla Markell, with the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Se ... More!

May 27 2015 - Mental Health Providers Round Table Well Attended

Sussex County Health Promotion Coalition hosted a Mental Health Providers Round Table on March 20, 2015 at Easter Seals in Georgetown. Over 29 individuals from 24 organizations were in attendance to dis-cuss the emerging barr ... More!

May 27 2015 - Volunteer of the Year - Tina Kratz

Every other Wednesday at 6:00p.m. at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, you will notice the flow of people entering the facility to attend the Community Dinner - a Healthy Food access initiative that allows Community mem ... More!

May 27 2015 - Champion for Children 2015 - MERIT

Minority Engineering Regional Incentive Training (MERIT) program that was birthed in Seaford in 1974 and is led by Mr. John Hollis. Initially created by engineers at the Seaford DuPont plant, the cata-lyst for the program was ... More!

May 27 2015 - Community Assets are Serving Youth to Build Assets

During this month’s Family Fun Night, Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in conjunction with Sussex County Health Promotion Coalition sponsored and expanded the evening to include Teens! Several supporting youth organization ... More!

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.

Shatter Proof

Shatterproof is a bold, new national organization committed to protecting our children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease.