The second edition of the Health Equity Guide for Public Health Practitioners and Partners, developed by the UD Partnership for Healthy Communities, UD Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, and the Delaware Division of Public Health, is now available. Among a wide array of new data and content included in the revised guide is a section on Structural Racism as a Fundamental Cause of Health Inequities, which builds on the policy briefs and related presentations from PHC’s spring 2019 Policy Academy.
Research on Open Streets Dover was published in this recent article of Frontiers in Public Health co-authored by the UD Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, NCALL, Inc./Restoring Central Dover, and the UD Partnership for Healthy Communities. Read more about Open Streets Dover and upcoming events here
2019 Wilmington Play Streets final evaluation report is available here, produced by the UD Partnership for Healthy Communities and UD Department of Behavioral Health & Nutrition. Read more about the Wilmington Play Streets program led by the Wilmington Parks and Recreation Department and funded by ChristianaCare here
2019 Delaware State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Annual Report is now available here. This report was produced by the UD Partnership for Healthy Communities in collaboration with the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association and in partnership with the Delaware Division of Public Health. Learn more about Delaware’s SHIP here.
As part of the Community Engagement Initiative at the University of Delaware, the Partnership for Healthy Communities (PHC) seeks to improve the health and well-being of Delaware residents, especially those living in communities that experience social and economic disadvantages. We do this in partnership with community-based organizations, state and local agencies, students, and colleagues across the University, and communities themselves. We seek to:
Connect community-based organizations and state agencies with existing University resources and faculty to advance shared interests in health promotion.
Build the University’s capacity for translational research—including interdisciplinary and multi-sector research and evaluation—that focuses on the development of healthy communities and populations.
- Our Steering Committee helps us build this capacity.
- Existing university partnerships are the foundation of this work.
Engage the University and broader community in health-related teaching and service that promote improved health outcomes at the population level and reduced health inequities across and within communities.
- View examples of existing community partners.
- View examples of existing university partners.
- Contact us to form a partnership.
Inform state and national health policy discussions through research, program evaluation, and dissemination that focus on social determinants of health and health system improvements.