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Office of Women's Health - Resources & Partnerships


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The Office of Women’s Health works among some of the most innovative and productive organizations you will find within our great state of Delaware. These partners offer resources and services for all ages, cultures, and walks of life. Our partners assist with women’s issues related to: domestic violence, chronic illness, reproductive health, aging and disabilities, as well as state services, health planning, and disease prevention. Please see our list of partners below for additional information.

Interested groups who want to become a partner listed on our webpages or to update existing information, print and complete the BHE Program Profile Form and send it back to us for processing.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter serves Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. It is the local chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association. We are an alliance of family members and professionals dedicated to helping people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families through education, advocacy, and support. For more information, please visit: DE Alzheimer’s Association

Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware

The Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware strives to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in Delaware by imparting current and evidence-based information and skills to enable parents, families, health practitioners, and community leaders make informed decisions. They have recently created a comprehensive guide for services titled "Guide to Breastfeeding Support Resources in Delaware". Also see: “Top 10 Reasons to Breastfeed Your Baby” or "Diez Razones Importantes por las que Debe Anamatar a su Bebé". For information, please visit: Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware

Cancer Support Community

The mission of the Cancer Support Community Delaware is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. For information, please visit: Cancer Support Community

Children & Families First

To insure that all who have fallen into distress …shall be wisely helped to regain self-support, and those who are involuntarily in need of support shall be promptly relieved. For information, please visit: Children & Families First

Christiana Care Health System

Christiana Care Health System is one of the country’s largest health care providers, and is recognized as a major teaching hospital. For information, please visit: Christiana Care Health System

Delaware Health Care Association

The Delaware Healthcare Association was formed in 1967 to assist Delaware hospitals in working on issues concerning health care and the hospital industry. The Delaware Healthcare Association is a statewide trade and membership services organization that exists to represent and serve hospitals, health systems, and related health care organizations in their role of providing a continuum of appropriate, cost-effective, quality care to improve the health of the people of Delaware. The primary role of the Association is to serve as a leader in the promotion of effective change in health services through collaboration and consensus building on health care issues at the State and Federal levels. For information, please visit: DE Health Care Association

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

The mission of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. is to empower our community by raising awareness of breast health issues through outreach, education and support services, in order to facilitate the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. For more information, please visit: Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCADV) is the statewide, nonprofit coalition of agencies and individuals working to stop domestic violence in Delaware. We work in partnership with direct service providers, government officials, and business and community partners to promote equality in relationships as we strive to alter the social conditions that allow violence and abuse to occur. We invite you to join us in these efforts. For more information, visit: DCADV

Delaware Hospice

Delaware Hospice provides the highest quality hospice and health care services and serves as a trusted community partner in end-of-life education and support. For information, please visit: Delaware Hospice

Delaware Healthy Mothers & Infants Consortium

The mission of the Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium (DHMIC) is to provide statewide leadership and coordination of efforts to prevent infant mortality and to improve the health of women of childbearing age and infants throughout Delaware. For more information, visit: DE Thrives-DHMIC

Developmental Disabilities Council

The mission of the Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council is to promote and embrace inclusion, equality and empowerment. To that end the Council will fund projects that promote system change, facilitate access to culturally competent services, educate the public and policy makers, and hold agencies accountable. The Council believes that all individuals should be included, all individuals should be able to exercise their rights and responsibilities, needs of individuals and families should be met, supports should be person-centered, and equality should be promoted and the accepted standard. For more information, please visit: Developmental Disabilities Council

Family Health Services

Family Health Services (FHS) is a section within the Division of Public Health. FHS contains such programs as: Family HealthSystemsAdministration, Center for Family Health, Research & Epidemiology, Infant Mortality Elimination Program, PRAMS-Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Early Childhood Program, Newborn Screening Program, State Systems Development Initiative, Bureau of Adolescent & Reproductive Health, Adolescent Health, School-Based Health Centers, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, and Family Planning / Reproductive Health. FHS offers a wealth of information and resources for all types of people facing all types of health challenges. For more information, please visit: Family Health Services

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Task Force

The vision of FASD is a nation where all children are born alcohol free. The mission is to prevent alcohol use during pregnancy and supports individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). For more information, visit: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Task Force

Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC)

The Council provides leadership to improve the lives of exceptional citizens of all ages through advice and advocacy. For more information, please visit: GACEC

Girl’s Health

The mission of girlshealth.gov, developed by the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, is to promote healthy, positive behaviors in girls between the ages of 10 and 16. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women, and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home. For more information, visit: Girl’s Health

Jewish Family Services of Delaware (JFS)

JFS is a health and human services agency serving families within the Delaware community for over a century, improving people’s lives and life prospects. With offices in Wilmington and Newark, JFS offers counseling, care management, youth development, and communal services to people without regard to race, ethnicity, or religion. JFS is especially committed to continued expansion and deepening of our contributions to the vulnerable communities of Delaware. Our vision for the agency is to use our evolving position as a key social service provider in Delaware to strengthen the support available to our most underserved populations. For more information, visit: Jewish Family Services of Delaware

La Red

La Red Health Center represents a network of quality care centered around you and your family. For information, please visit: La Red

Nemours Health & Prevention

Our mission at Nemours is to provide leadership, institutions, and services to restore and improve the health of children through care and programs not readily available, with one high standard of quality and distinction, regardless of the recipient's financial status. For more information, please visit: Nemours Health & Prevention

Office of Women’s Health – National

The Office on Women's Health's (OWH) mission is to provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches. OWH achieves its mission and vision by developing innovative programs, educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information. For more information, please visit: Office of Women’s Health – National

Planned Parenthood

The Mission of Planned Parenthood of Delaware is to ensure the right of all individuals to access appropriate information and services necessary to make and act on personal decisions related to their own reproduction, sexuality and health. For more information, visit: Planned Parenthood

Screening for Life

Screening for Life provides payment for cancer screening tests to qualified Delaware adults. The program is a cooperative effort of the Delaware Division of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cancers can be treated more effectively if they are found early, and Screening for Life can help you get the tests you need at the recommended times. Eligible individuals can receive: office visits, mammograms and clinical breast exams for breast cancer, pap tests, prostate cancer screening tests recommended by your doctor, colorectal cancer screening tests recommended by your doctor, health education, and help with coordinating associated care. For more information, please visit: Screening for Life

Senior Medicare Patrol

The Delaware Senior Medicare Patrol Program (SMP) provides public information to encourage people who have Medicare to carefully read their Medicare summary notices and ask questions if they do not think the information is correct. This program also trains people who are retired to help other Medicare beneficiaries get the information they need when they suspect fraud, waste, or abuse of the Medicare program. For more information, please visit: SMP

Sexual Assault Network of Delaware

Our mission is to keep people alive and safe, to help them through crises, and to connect them with relevant community resources. Our vision is a world free of sexual violence and suicide, a world that promotes healthy self-care and healthy relationships, and a world that offers a connection for people to seek help and resources. For more information, please visit: Contact Lifeline-SAND

Stand By Me

The mission of $tand By Me® is to provide Delawareans with a Personal Financial Coach and a toolkit to navigate the challenges leading to personal financial security. The program goal is to increase the capacity of Delawareans to understand and manage their finances in order to increase their financial stability and future economic opportunities. For more information, please visit: Stand By Me and click on the “Locations” tab to choose your county.

State Service Centers

The Department of Health & Social Services provides a number of services to Delawareans all throughout the state. The State Service Centers can be found in all three counties and provide assistance such as: medical insurance, food and nutrition programs, emergency housing, and home energy assistance. For a full listing of the State Service Centers, please visit: Delaware State Service Centers

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested almost $2 billion to fulfill our promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research and community outreach. For more information, visit: Komen Foundation

United Way – LGBTQ Task Force

Our mission is to maximize the community's resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. Founded in 1965, United Way of Delaware (UWD) works to advance the common good by focusing on the three building blocks to a good life: Education, Income and Health. UWD is engaged in a long-term strategy to eliminate the root causes of Delaware's most pressing social problems in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties. UWD works collectively with business, government, social service agencies, academic groups, community organizations and concerned individuals to establish positive, long-lasting solutions for today and into the future. For more information, please visit: United Way of DE-PRIDE

University of Delaware – Center for Disabilities Studies

The mission of the Center for Disabilities Studies is to enhance the lives of individuals and families through education, prevention, service, and research related to disabilities. We promote independence and productivity so individuals and families can fully participate in the life of their communities in Delaware and beyond. For more information, please visit: University of Delaware – Center for Disabilities Studies

University of Delaware – Women’s Studies

The Women’s Health Clinic at the University of Delaware is staffed by an all female staff including: a gynecologist, women’s health nurse practitioners, and a registered nurse staff with training and experience in gynecology. They provide services such as: treatment of women’s health issues including routine gynecologic examination, pap smears, contraceptive services, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, colonoscopy and routine gynecological treatment. For more information, visit: University of Delaware – Women’s Studies

WIC Program

The Delaware WIC program provides nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other healthcare, welfare and social services to low-income women, infants & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. For more information, visit: WIC Program

YMCA

The YMCA is a community based organization designed to unite communities through exercise, health and wellness classes, and recreational activities. The YMCA services all types of individuals from small children to older adults. For a complete listing of YMCA branches, please visit: YMCA

 

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