Mom-with-baby_banner.jpgDelaware Maternal Health - Community Health Worker (CHW) Project
Partnering to Promote a Healthier Delaware


female.pngQuality Insights is leading an initiative in the state of Delaware to help connect diverse, underserved, and hard-to-reach women in our communities with the services they need to stay healthy, as well as provide them with guidance and support to overcome any barriers they may face in obtaining quality health care.

video-icon.pngView this presentation to take a deeper dive into what the CHW project is all about.  It also features video testimonials from three of our CHWs as they talk about the work they do and why it is important to them.  They also share success stories about some of the positive impacts they have been able to make on the health and welfare of people in their communities through this initiative.

Project Goals

  1. To bridge the gap in health disparities across the state by improving individual and community health through relationship building, while also deepening communication between patients and providers.
  2. To build critical partnerships between community and health care delivery systems to connect individuals with the services they need to reduce the occurrence of adverse birth outcomes, infant mortality, and premature births. 
  3. To improve the morbidity and mortality outcomes of moms and babies in Delaware and decrease the disparity gap in those outcomes.

 Community Health Care Partners

Quality Insights is currently partnering with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Healthy Women Healthy Baby (HWHB) providers to facilitate and improve health outcomes for women and babies. 
 

Community Outreach

community-5.pngThe Quality Insights CHWs conduct social determinants of health (SDoH) assessments with clients at CBOs and HWHB providers or via remote operations.  We target underserved and high risk communities in Wilmington and the surrounding area, Southern Kent County, and northern/western Sussex County.  

The CHWs provide applicable referrals to support agencies while also assisting the clients to address their goals.
 

Connecting Your Patients to Our Services

DE-Thrives_Logo.jpgIf you have female patients in the city of Wilmington, southern Kent County, or western Sussex County who are 15 years old or older and are looking for support to get on track with a healthy lifestyle, encourage them to visit the DE Thrives website to complete the online healthy woman lifestyle assessment.  They can also call 302-287-9804 to set up a time to talk to a Quality Insights CHW.
 

Smartphone Apps for Moms, Moms-to-Be, and Obstetric Providers

Happify.pngHappifyOvercome negative thoughts, stress, and life’s challenges!  How you feel matters! Whether you're feeling sad, anxious, or stressed, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to help you take control of your feelings and thoughts.  Available on Android and iPhone.  (FREE)

PowerMom.pngPowerMom – Working Towards Healthier Pregnancies – and Healthier Babies. Join our community of pregnant people collecting and contributing important pregnancy-related health information through app-based surveys and wearable sensors. Together, we are working to reduce health disparities and learning more about what leads to healthy pregnancies and healthy babies for every pregnant person.  Available on Android and iPhone.  (FREE)

Lifeline4Moms.pngLifeline4Moms - Lifeline4Moms is a provider-facing app to provide decision-support to obstetric providers as they address maternal mental health needs of their perinatal patients.  The app has five distinct sections that include: Screening; Assessment, Treatment, Medication Chart, and Risks and Benefits of Meds. Available on iPhone. ( FREE)

Pregnancy_plus.pngPregnancy+Be Supported.  With daily pregnancy info, diet, exercise and labor info, color and scan images reflective of baby development, and week-by-week info, Pregnancy+ supports parents throughout their journey.  Available on Android and iPhone. (FREE)
 
WeMoms.pngWe Moms – Moms helping moms. Let's be clear about it, becoming a mother is a wonderful but challenging adventure: pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, baby bottles, diapers, crying, sleep, illness, first teeth... without forgetting the balance between life as a mother, a woman, maybe a wife and a working mom.  Available on Android and iPhone.  (FREE)
 
2Houses.png2houses – 2houses is a set of tools that helps parents to communicate better and get organized for the happiness of their children. This neutral platform offers exclusive tools to manage your child’s custody arrangements and shared expenses, according to your needs, while also reducing conflict and emotional stress.  Available on Android and iPhone.  ($12.50 for the whole family)

* This list is provided for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement by Quality Insights.
 

resources-reports.pngAdditional Resources

  - Client Recruitment Flyer - New Castle County (English)
  - Client Recruitment Flyer - New Castle County (Spanish)
  - Client Recruitment Flyer - Kent & Sussex Counties (English)
  - Client Recruitment Flyer - Kent & Sussex Counties (Spanish)
  - Smartphone Apps for Moms, Moms-to-Be, and Obstetric Providers
  - Community Based Organization (CBO) Program Flyer
 

Podcast

Una VisiĆ³n General de la Salud Materna
Este podcast brinda una descripciĆ³n general del programa de salud materna y analiza los beneficios del programa para la comunidad de Delaware.
 
 

Learn More

For additional details about our program offerings or to schedule an on-site event, please email Lisa Gruss.  For Spanish-speaking clients, please email Lisbeth Rojas or call 302-463-7957.