Key Delaware Agencies

Orienting DMOST within the advocacy, provider, and regulatory framework of Delaware entities

The following institutions and their contact information is a foundational listing of the many groups who have been, or will be, engaged in the State of Delaware DMOST initiative run under the Delaware Academy of Medicine’s “Goal of Care Delaware” program. We have made every attempt to be inclusive, however, this is not an exhaustive list. In addition, the DMOST implementation and training program will ramp up in 2016, and inclusion in the list below in no way implies that all of these entities are experts in DMOST at this current time.

State of Delaware

Department of Health and Social Services
302- 255-9668

DHSS’s mission is to improve quality of life for Delawareans by promoting health and well-being, fostering self sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations

Division of Public Health
302 744-4700

DPH includes a range of programs and services, and is focused on improving the health of those who live and work in Delaware

Office of Emergency Medical Services

The mission of the Office of Emergency Medical Services is to assure a comprehensive, effective and efficient statewide emergency medical care delivery system in order to reduce morbidity and mortality rates for the citizens of Delaware. The OEMS ensures quality of emergency care services, including trauma and prehospital advanced life support capabilities, through the coordination and evaluation of the emergency medical services system, within available resources.

Division of Long term Care Residents Protection


Protecting residents in Delaware long term care facilities through promotion of quality of care, quality of life, safety, security, and enforcement of compliance with State and Federal regulations

Long term Care Ombudsman ltcop.html

1-800-223-9074 Advocates for residents who live in long term care facilities, as well as those in other settings, and receive home and communtiy based services

Delaware End of Life Coalition

Strengthening collaboration between the public and professional communities of Delaware regarding end of life issues, and to stimulating public and professional awareness, share knowledge, and create change so every Delawarean is aware of issues and choices related to the end of life

Delaware Hospice


Community-based, not-for-profit hospice organization in Delaware, committed to providing the highest quality of hospice care to the communtiy it serves

Compassionate Care Hospice


(wilmington) Providing home health, hospice, and palliative care in multiple US states

Heartland Hospice


Providing hospice services, focused on personal and memorable experiences

Vitas delaware-hospice


Providing customized hospice care for patients near the end of life, focusing on patient care facilities, as well as patients’ homes

Seasons Hospice


Community-based organization providing hospice care and finding creative colutions to add quality to life

Christiana Care Visiting Nurses Association


Providing at home medical help and alternatives to extended hospital stays or nursing home stays after an illness, injury, hospitalization, or longerterm care

Delaware Healthcare Association


Association formed to assist Delaware Hosptials in working on issues concerning health care and the hospital industry

Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children


Pediatric Hospital located in Wilmington, DE

Bayhealth Medical Center


Healthcare System serving the central and southern parts of Delaware

Beebe Healthcare


Providing locations for walk in healthcare in southern Delaware

Christiana Care Health Services


Major teaching hospital and one of the country’s largest health care providers, located in Delaware

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital


General medical and surgical hospital in Seaford, DE

Saint Francis Healthcare

www.stfrancishealthcare. org/


Medical care and services throughout Wilmington, DE

Delaware Healthcare Facilities Association


non-profit organization of nearly 55 licensed health care facilities throughout Delaware

American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware


Local affiliate of the national ACLU, this group plays an important role in protecting the rights and liberties of Delawareans

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. of Delaware


Helps provide equal access to justice and legal services to qualifying Delaware residents

Aging and Disabilities Resource Center of DE dsaaped/index.html


Advocates for, provides access to, and coordinates long-term services and supports in the most appropriate setting

Delaware Family Voices



Supporting families of children with physical, developmental, and mental health issues by providing valuable resources and information

Delaware Elder Law Center


Helping clients and their families in the areas of medicaid planning, estate planning, will and trust planning, and more

Delaware Academy of Family Physicians


Non-profit organziation, and state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, promoting excellence in healthcare and betterment of the health and people of Delaware

Delaware Academy of Medicine


Non-profit organization striving to enhance the well-being of the community through education and the promotion of public health

Delaware Bar Association


Professional organziation uniting lawyers who practice in the State of Delaware

Delaware Nurses Association


Represents the interest of professional nurses in Delaware, advocating for health care issues, promoting the health of Delawareans, and establishing collaborative relationships throughout the state

Medical Society of Delaware


Society guiding, serving, and supporting Delaware physicians, promoting the practice and profession of medicine to enhance the health fo the communities

National Association of Social Workers, DE Chapter

1 302-288-0931

Promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers, and through its work and advocacy, seeks to enhance the effective functioning and well being of indiviuals, families,and communities in Delaware

Westside Family Healthcare


Federally Qualified Health Center offering comprehensive, primary care medical home where patients are at the center of their care, primarily located in Wilmington, DE

Henrietta Johnson Medical Center



Federally Qualified Health Center located in Wilmington, DE, and Claymont, DE offering a wide range of medical and dental services

La Red Health Center


Federally Qualified Health Center located in Seaford, Milford, and Georgetown, offering quality patient care to the diverse members of the community

ARC of Delaware


Promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and activiely supports full inclusion and participation in the communtiy through advocacy and services to individuals and their families

Delaware Center for Justice


Non-profit United Way Agency, dedicated to creating a safer, more secure Delaware by seeking to achieve and preserve a high quality of justice

Easter Seals of Delaware


Offers a variety of services including medical rehabilitation services, employment and training, children’s services, adult and senior services, camping and recreation services

Mental Health Association of Delaware


The Mental Health Association in Delaware promotes improved mental well being for all individuals and families in Delaware through education, support, and advocacy

National Alliance of Mental Illness- Delaware


State chapter for the largest grassroots organization serving individuals living with mental illness and their families

Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit attorneygeneral.delaware. gov/fraud/cpu/


The CPU is responsible for enforcing Delaware consumer protection statutes and protecting the general public from consumer frauds and scams.

Division of Developmental Disabilities Services


Valuing persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, honoring abilities, respecting choice, achieving possibilities and working together to support healthy, safe and fulfilling lives

Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities dsaapd/index.html

800-223-9074 Advocates for, provides access to, and coordinates long-term services and supports in the most appropriate setting

Joining Generations dsaapd/jgserv.html

Is an intergenerational program operated by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. Joining Generations supports relative caregivers through advocacy, education, information, and other services

Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health


To promote health and recovery by ensuring that Delawareans have access to quality prevention and treatment for mental health, substance use, and gambling condition