Here you’ll find some important state and national resources to provide health education and guidance.
The state of Delaware offers two programs for children that are uninsured.The Delaware Healthy Children Program (DHCP) is a low cost health insurance for eligible children who are uninsured. Delaware also has a Medicaid program for children who come from a low income household.DHCP checks all applicants‚ eligibility for Medicaid. DHCP‚website is http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dss/dhcp.html for further information and application to the program.
Health insurance enables children to receive preventive and acute health care interventions as needed. Annual physicals are an excellent opportunity to ensure children are growing and developing in a healthy manner and at the same time receive accurate health education and guidance.Several childhood immunizations need boosters and several new immunizations are needed in the preteen/teen years.
Please contact your school nurse with any questions or concerns.Keeping students healthy will enable them to be better learners.
Linda Wolfe RN, MEd,NCSN
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901
Delaware Nurse Association
NASN: National Association of School Nurses
Other State Nurse Organizations can be accessed through the NASN site.
Delaware Academy of Medicine
Dr. Tim Hennessy
Click here for resources regarding school safety
Delaware Department of Education
Get the latest information about education in Delaware, current issues and school profiles as well as many links to other sites important to education.
Delaware State Education Association (DSEA)
Informative site highlighting issues important to professionals working in the education setting.
State of Delaware K-12 Education
This site links you to web pages for each individual school in Delaware
NASN Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis-
Bandaids and Blackboards
When Chronic Illness…or Some Other Medical Problem Goes to School
A. I. duPont Hospital for Children
Great resource for parents, children, teens and professionals.
Find reliable health information that can help you stay
healthy, understand diagnoses and explore treatment options
Lippincott’s Nursing Center
Continuing Education Credits on the WEB from Lippincott Publishing.
Health information on topics of interest. Go to table of contents when you get to this site.
National Library of Medicine literature search available online.
Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
This is the official site of the organization CHAAD. Information for school personnel,parents and others is available from this site.
Delaware Family to Family‚helping families of children and youth with disabilities and special health care needs.
Hepatitis Foundation International
The Hepatitis Foundation International seeks to increase awareness of the world-wide problem of viral hepatitis.