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PHC, in collaboration with UD’s Epidemiology Program and the Delaware Division of Public Health, is helping lead a Delaware’s State Health Needs Assessment that will inform the next five-year State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP).  To learn more or get involved, visit www.DelawareSHIP.org. 

Our HEALTH for All (Health, Empowerment, Access, Learning, Teaching, Humanity) program (formerly Mobile Health) continues to provide education and outreach initiatives.  Read more here and check the website for the latest offerings.

The Mobile Health Program took part in a Claymont community health fair with UD Nursing students on Oct. 24, 2020. The health fair was sponsored by the DE Breast Cancer Coalition and took place at the Claymont Community Center. Claymont Community Center is one of the Mobile Health Program community partners. University of Delaware and Delaware State University Students were there providing the following screenings: University of Delaware – Nursing students: Blood Pressure checks, Cholesterol Screenings, Glucose Screenings Delaware State University – Psychology of Physical Activity students: Motivation Interview, Fitness Screening, Prior week recall, Benefits of exercise, Simple exercises to do at home, Fitness apps, Physical activity resources in Claymont/Wilmington (parks, trails, etc.)

Listening to Black Girls in Delaware – Check out this UDaily article about research partnerships PHC is currently supporting, and read more about similar projects here.

Healthy Communities Delaware is pleased to announce collaborations with nine communities across the state, and more than $720,000 of funding to support community-level projects.  Healthy Communities Delaware (HCD) involves business, community, and organizational participants, and is managed as a collaboration among the Delaware Division of Public Health, the University of Delaware Partnership for Healthy Communities, and the Delaware Community Foundation. HCD works in partnership with communities to address resident priorities around the social determinants of health — conditions in which we are born, live, learn, work and age. Many Delawareans lack the basic resources for health and well-being – safe and healthy homes, a quality education, meaningful employment, a healthy environment, access to healthy foods, financial stability and reliable transportation. Many of these inequities are a result of and perpetuated by structural racism and discrimination, and are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click here to learn more about the specific projects and communities being funded.

PHC policy brief on Covid-19 vaccine:  A Safe & Effective Vaccine for COVID-19: Opportunities, Challenges and an Equity Imperative

The second edition of the Health Equity Guide for Public Health Practitioners and Partners, developed by the UD PHC, 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 policy briefs and related presentations from PHC’s spring 2019 Policy Academy.


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