A Message from the Director

With an Attitude of Gratitude

SCHPC is a non-profit that relies on financial support of organizations across the State of Delaware, public and private, to engage in the work that removes barriers for individuals and their families to thrive and achieve optimum health. Health can be defined as physical, emotional and/or financial health.

SCHPC was excited during this last quarter to receive the news that Wal-Mart Foundation wanted to support our food access projects here in Sussex County under the Sussex SUCCESS umbrella. Wal-mart awarded our organization $25,000 in funds to help expand our Healthy Dinners to include Georgetown, working with First State Community Action Agency. This expansion takes our Healthy Dollar Dinners model and replicates the program in Georgetown. In addition to expanded Dollar Dinners, funds will be used to hold 6 to 9 food drops during the winter months to support local families in a variety of low income communities. This Wal-Mart award has also allowed us to expand access to local farmer’s market items to program participants at local state service centers and the Dollar Dinners. The project will reach about 500 families and some will have multiple access opportunities to much-needed food and services.

Sussex County Health Promotion Coalition was excited to receive a grant for $5,000 from Discover Bank to continue the innovative comprehensive mental health strategies with local school districts in Sussex County. The funding will go to specialized support services for the districts involved in the collaborative. This will help pay for coaching time to support each district who is working to build a comprehensive emotional wellness system in their district. Woodbridge, Laurel, Seaford, Indian River and Cape Henlopen are the districts engaged in the program. All five are working to increase access to their students to increased mental health support. System change in these five districts can impact up to 20,000 children in Sussex County.. - READ MORE - NEWSLETTER - PDF

Healthy Sussex Worksite Wellness Fall Schedule

Our Mission: To assist local businesses in promoting health and wellness amongst their employees and employees’ families.

Our Objective: To form a system of prevention and health support in the business community that is comprehensive, organized, value based, cost effective and sustainable.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this program, you must be an employee of one of the worksite wellness locations. Community members that are not employed by one of the locations may still take part in the activities but must pay a fee if applicable. Go to healthysussex.org for fees.

Healthy Sussex Worksite Wellness Cards: Participants receive an I.D. card from their employer. These cards can be used to gain access to free or reduced cost community exercise programs and for discounts at participating businesses and vendors.

Physical Fitness Classes: Provided by community partners and held year round, class dates and times will vary. See schedule or go to healthysussex.org for the latest class offerings.

Worksite Wellness a Health Resource: In addition to access to physical fitness classes, employers can schedule Worksite Wellness Healthy Lunch n’ Learns. These healthy luncheons will provide an education session on a topic tailored to the employee’s wellness needs.

Personal Training to Return: Worksite Wellness piloted a personal trainer option in Spring 2014. The program will bring a personal trainer back beginning December 2014 as an option for members to continue towards their wellness goals outside of classes.