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  1. Your Mental Wellness: Things to Know, Tools 2 Thrive

    Your Mental Wellness: Things to Know, Tools 2 Thrive

    During Mental Health Awareness Month last May, the world was in the grips of the pandemic. For months afterward, many mental health discussions focused on COVID-19-related issues, such as feelings of isolation, loneliness, and depression; anxiety, uncertainty, and fear; and the stress of juggling work-from-home, school-from-home, and keeping safe from the virus. As we celebrate[…..]

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  2. CDC COVID-19 Resources

    CDC COVID-19 Resources

    It is important that you and your families have accurate information about the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We have compiled resources to help all Delawareans understand the disease and its effects on our community.

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  3. HEALTH EQUITY: Air Quality and Asthma

    HEALTH EQUITY: Air Quality and Asthma

    Where people live can determine their overall health. Our neighborhood conditions can make us healthy or make us sick. So what exactly does that mean? Many contributing factors in our neighborhoods limit the ability to live a healthy life. The air we breathe is one. Some areas expose residents to harmful air quality or toxic[…..]

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  4. HEALTH EQUITY: Social Conditions and Health

    HEALTH EQUITY: Social Conditions and Health

    Doctors treat us when we are ill.  Though our health conditions could sometimes be linked to our family health history, that is not always the case. Research shows that social conditions—the jobs we do, the money we’re paid, the schools we attend, the neighborhoods we live in—are as important to our health as our family[…..]

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  5. HEALTH EQUITY: Green Spaces

    HEALTH EQUITY: Green Spaces

    There is a link between health and the environment. Are you asking yourself how? Not every person has that ability to live in a community that makes it easy to get healthy and stay healthy. There are obstacles that get in the way of better health. However, small changes can push your community towards better[…..]

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  6. HEALTH EQUITY: Spreading The Message

    HEALTH EQUITY: Spreading The Message

    Our fight has just begun! When we work towards health equity, we are working towards giving everyone the opportunity to live his or her healthiest life. Not all Individuals live in fair conditions.  We are getting closer, but we still have some gaps to close, mostly with families with low incomes and families of color.[…..]

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  7. HEALTH EQUITY: 2019 Community Health Champion Awards

    HEALTH EQUITY: 2019 Community Health Champion Awards

    What does a community health champion look like? Do they need to be a doctor? Can they be a community health worker? Can a local clinic be a community health champion? The answer is yes to all! A community health champion is any person or organization that goes the extra mile to improve the health[…..]

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  8. SAFE SLEEP POPULAR PRODUCT 5: Baby Rocker

    SAFE SLEEP POPULAR PRODUCT 5: Baby Rocker

    New parents will receive a lot of advice when their baby is born. There are many different opinions – from friends, family, and the internet – on how to care for a baby. How and where to put your infant to sleep may be one of them. Parents want to keep their baby safe, comfortable,[…..]

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  9. HEALTH EQUITY: Neighborhood Health

    HEALTH EQUITY: Neighborhood Health

    Long-lasting stress wears down our bodies and increases the risk of disease. What we might not realize is that stresses from living in our neighborhood or from our home are contributing factors. When we experience this, we are not able to live our healthiest lives. Where you live can increase the risk of stress. Long[…..]

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  10. HEALTH EQUITY: Create Healthy Communities

    HEALTH EQUITY: Create Healthy Communities

    Where we live can greatly affect our health. It can increase our risk of health problems. It can make our health problems worse. People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes face challenges when managing their disease. This is partially because of health inequities.  You might think that the only barrier to being healthy is not having[…..]

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  11. HEALTH EQUITY: How Health Equity Benefits Our Communities

    HEALTH EQUITY: How Health Equity Benefits Our Communities

      Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible, and is something we should strive for as a society. We all want to live our healthiest and happiest lives. We all want access to good food, health care, and safe spaces to live. That’s why it’s[…..]

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  12. HEALTH EQUITY: Change Can Start with You

    HEALTH EQUITY: Change Can Start with You

          Social determinants of health focus on how we live, grow, work or play. These include key factors like income, neighborhoods, education, and jobs. For some of us, there are still long strides to take to live in a place of good health. You are a key piece to the larger puzzle. It[…..]

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  13. HOME VISITING: The Importance of Birth Spacing

    HOME VISITING: The Importance of Birth Spacing

    Birth spacing is when a woman gives her body enough time to recover between pregnancies. A mother’s body needs to rest and recover after pregnancy. Moms should wait at least 18 months between giving birth and getting pregnant again. Why should moms wait 18 months? Their bodies need time. Time to heal and recover from[…..]

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  14. HEALTH EQUITY: Working Toward Health Equity

    HEALTH EQUITY: Working Toward Health Equity

    It’s time for our communities to move the needle toward health equity. To begin, we must understand the social determinants of health to address health equity. These determinants of health are factors such as where a person is born, where they work and where they live. These factors closely affect one’s overall health. We all[…..]

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  15. HEALTH EQUITY: Overcoming Obstacles to Reach Health Equity

    HEALTH EQUITY: Overcoming Obstacles to Reach Health Equity

    What is health equity? Health equity is a fair and equal chance for everyone to have a healthy life. This means equal access to healthy foods, a healthy living environment and access to good health services. In a perfect world, we would have health equity. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles that keep some groups of[…..]

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  16. HEALTH EQUITY: Transportation and Health Equity

    HEALTH EQUITY: Transportation and Health Equity

    We want to live in a place that is good for us. We want to live in a place that we feel good about. A person’s health can be influenced by where they live. Health and environment is a factor that is often linked. Not every person has that ability to live in a community[…..]

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  17. HEALTH EQUITY: Provide health equity opportunities for your baby

    HEALTH EQUITY: Provide health equity opportunities for your baby

    Considering having a baby? Give your little one a fair chance at health equity! Health equity means that everyone has an equal opportunity at living their healthiest life. Every parent wants their child to live a happy and healthy life. That is why it is important to ask yourself whether your living situation is healthy[…..]

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  18. HEALTH EQUITY: The effects of bullying

    HEALTH EQUITY: The effects of bullying

    Bullying is never acceptable, especially when children are involved. Kids often get bullied in school, on sports teams or at other social gatherings. The reason some kids are bullied is often because of their lack of health equity. Bullies might target other kids based on their social status, parents’ income, housing, appearance or other things[…..]

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  19. HEALTH EQUITY: Creating a health community

    HEALTH EQUITY: Creating a health community

    Every individual should have the opportunity to live in a community that provides safe places to walk and play. Daily walks in a park or bike rides around the block can improve the health of the individual and the health of a community. A walk on a guided path can instantly improve your health and[…..]

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  20. HEALTH EQUITY: Access to healthcare and you

    HEALTH EQUITY: Access to healthcare and you

    Health Equity is all about giving everyone an equal opportunity to be as healthy as possible. In a perfect world, we would have health equity. Unfortunately, various facets of inequality such as race or social class keep certain groups from achieving a healthy life. One factor that frequently prevents health equity is equal access to[…..]

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  21. HEALTH EQUITY: Food Access

    HEALTH EQUITY: Food Access

    We all know that eating the right kinds of food helps maintain a healthy weight. It helps improve our mental health, makes us feel good, and gives us energy. Where we work, live, and play explains why some individuals are healthier than others. These conditions, known as the social determinants of health, address why some[…..]

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