PHC statement on the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade.
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PHC, in collaboration with the Delaware Division of Public Health, released the Delaware State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) 2020 Annual Report. To learn more about the report, opportunities for stakeholders to provide feedback, and upcoming SHIP webinars, visit www.DelawareSHIP.org.
We will get through this together! Stay tuned for more updates about PHC’s partnership with Togetherall, a clinically moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to anonymously seek and provide support 24/7. Togetherall is FREE to ALL Delawareans aged 16+ and UD students, parents and staff! Check it out today: www.togetherall.com
Our HEALTH for All (Health, Empowerment, Access, Learning, Teaching, Humanity) program (formerly Mobile Health) continues to provide education and outreach initiatives. Topics include parenting during the coronavirus pandemic, a patient’s guide to telehealth visits, nutrition & healthy eating on a budget and more. Read more here and check the website for the latest offerings.
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.