Policy Makers

Nemours Health & Preventions Services (NHPS) works with community partners and coalitions to inspire change in policies in the places where children live, learn and play: schools, child care centers, primary care practices, and neighborhoods.

Promoting Positive Social Skills

Nemours Health & Prevention Services (NHPS) believes public health policy and practices can be effective in promoting healthy behaviors and positive social skills. NHPS is working with community partners and coalitions to inspire change in places where children live, learn and play, from schools and child care centers to primary care practices and neighborhood centers. Read a series of policy briefs to help promote positive social skills.

The Advantages of Providing Mental Health Services in the Primary Care Setting (2009)
This policy brief provides a rationale for integrating social and emotional development and mental health services in primary care as well as strategies for helping to ensure effectiveness.


Improving Children’s Social and Emotional Health through Delaware Child Care Policy (2008)
This brief outlines the importance of the child care setting in the development of a child's social and behavioral health, as well as the new Stars for Early Success quality rating and improvement system for early care facilities.

Promoting Emotional Development

Nemours Health & Prevention Services (NHPS) believes ongoing policy development and changing practices is often necessary to build healthy communities and promote positive emotional development in children. Read a series of policy briefs on promoting children's emotional health.

The Advantages of Providing Mental Health Services in the Primary Care Setting (2009)
This policy brief provides a rationale for integrating social and emotional development and mental health services in primary care as well as strategies for helping to ensure effectiveness.


Improving Children’s Social and Emotional Health through Delaware Child Care Policy (2008)
This brief outlines the importance of the child care setting in the development of a child's social and behavioral health, as well as the new Stars for Early Success quality rating and improvement system for early care facilities.

Handouts & Resources

Read more articles and reports on recent measures to implement education on healthier habits for children.
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