A collaborative effort of community members, community resources and area hospitals has begun in Sussex County, Delaware. Our mission is to make Sussex County one of the healthiest in the nation by addressing health issues and working toward optimal health.

Beebe Healthcare, Bayhealth - Milford, Nanticoke Health Services and several other health and community organizations have joined together to support all Sussex County residents in our quest to achieve better health.

The following objectives have been set to date:

  • To identify and address health disparities
  • To identify and address health education needs
  • To positively impact health behavior




In 2016, Healthier Sussex County organizations are working together to conduct a county-wide Community Health Needs Assessment.  We are looking for your feedback! To take complete our survey online, click here.


En 2016, Healthier Sussex County organizaciones están trabajando juntos para conductar una salud comunitaria evaluación de las necesidades en todo el condado. ¡Necesitamos sus comentarios! Completar una encuesta en línea, clic aquí.



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Joining the Motivate the First State and Healthier Sussex County team through thePlus 3 Network is easy.
It takes less than two minutes and it's free. More than 1,500 across the state have joined.  When you join and post activities, you get KUDOS.  Your Kudos mean money for one of three state wide organizations -  to date, this program has raised over $41,000 benefiting Delaware's Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs and Special Olympics.

Follow the instructions below: 
1. Just visit:  http://www.motivatethefirststate.com/
2. Join the group AND Join the the Healthier Sussex County team.
3. Log activities
4. Raise money for great local causes!


Recent News

Healthier Sussex County Announces December Team Sign-Up Challenge

Sussex County, Delaware – Healthier Sussex County, in support of “Motivate the First State” and a healthier community, would like to invite everyone who lives or works in Sussex County, Delaware to joint the Motivate the First State Healthier Sussex Team.  If you join the team and log 15 or more activities during the month of December through the Plus 3 Network, you will be entered for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card.

Healthier Sussex Joins Motivate the First State

Healthier Sussex County seeks to “Motivate the First State” with an interactive, online, activity log that benefits the health of community members and the financial wellbeing of local charities. The new campaign is part of the Healthier Sussex County collaboration between community members, Bayhealth Milford Memorial, Beebe Healthcare, and Nanticoke Health Services with a mission to make Sussex County one of the healthiest in the nation.

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Sussex County Community Health Needs Assessment

To take this year's Health Needs Assessment, click here.

To align Healthier Sussex County with the health needs of our community, a Community Health Needs Assessment was initiated in the summer of 2012 and completed in June 2013. Hundreds of stakeholders, focus group participants and community members across the county were surveyed for their views of the health needs of our community. The 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment presented an opportunity to take a further look at the community we serve, develop more robust relationships with health care service providers, community based organizations and residents of Sussex County. Some of the area health organizations involved in this project include Beebe Medical Center, Nantiocke Health Services, Bayhealth Medical Center and La Red Health Center.

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