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MAKING AN IMPACT BEYOND HOSPITAL WALLS

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MAKING AN IMPACT BEYOND HOSPITAL WALLS

Breaking the cycle of addiction

Opioid addiction is increasing at an alarming rate in Delaware. That’s why ChristianaCare and New Castle County are launching an innovative program — called the Community Substance Overdose Support (SOS) Program — aimed at helping our neighbors receive compassionate addiction treatment. A team of addiction specialists will conduct home visits to patients who have been treated in the Emergency Department for drug overdoses. The goal is to connect these patients with effective treatments and break the cycle of addiction.

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Official health system of the Blue Hens

Official health system of the Blue Hens

Increasing children’s access to  primary care services

Increasing children’s access to primary care services

Giving newborns a strong start

Giving newborns a strong start

Knowing your risks can be a lifesaver

Knowing your risks can be a lifesaver

Event for deaf and hard-of-hearing women connects and empowers

Event for deaf and hard-of-hearing women connects and empowers

Official health system of the Blue Hens

Increasing children’s access to primary care services

Giving newborns a strong start

Knowing your risks can be a lifesaver

Event for deaf and hard-of-hearing women connects and empowers

Blue Hens Mascots

Official health system of the Blue Hens

ChristianaCare and the University of Delaware have been partners in learning and research for many years. But thanks to expanded partnerships, ChristianaCare became the official health system of the University of Delaware Blue Hens. Christiana Hospital is also hosting an in-hospital concert series through a partnership with U.D.’s Master Players Concert Series.

Dr Janice Nevin and primary care givers

Increasing children’s access to primary care services

ChristianaCare recently opened its first elementary school-based health center. Thanks to a partnership with the Red Clay School District, Wilmington children can receive treatment for minor injuries and illnesses right in their school. They can also get immunizations and health screenings in coordination with their family doctor or primary care physician.

ChristianaCare operates 19 health centers in high schools across New Castle County.

Lady and child at ChristianaCare event

Giving newborns a strong start

Each year, new parents, moms-to-be and grandparents are invited to a Community Baby Shower filled with giveaways, prize drawings and education on caring for their new bundle of joy. The families receive support and encouragement related to nutrition, safety, breastfeeding, sleeping and other aspects of newborn care.

Women at blood screening event

Knowing your risks can be a lifesaver

Hypertension has no physical symptoms and can contribute to strokes and heart attacks. That’s why the Blood Pressure Ambassadors have screened more than 10,000 of our neighbors for hypertension since 2011. The focus is to help African-Americans who are at a higher risk of hypertension get connected with the preventive care they need.

Hands in sign language formation

Event for deaf and hard-of-hearing women connects and empowers

In an outreach effort to underserved groups in our community, ChristianaCare hosted its first major educational program for the deaf community. In addition to sign-language presentations on health topics, the group toured the mammography suite at Wilmington Hospital and had the opportunity to become more familiar with the breast cancer screening process.