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Our Annual Reports provide updates on our strategic initiatives and progress around our goals to advance research and policy; expand educational opportunities; enhance our service capacity; and, build our infrastructure and capacity for community-engaged scholarship for health. 


Special Report 2020-2021

This special 18-month report describes the work of PHC throughout the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent Delaware state of emergency order that extended to July 2021. The report outlines efforts to enhance student knowledge and critical thinking, engage UD in community-based initiatives that promote health and well-being, and engage with stakeholders to improve Delaware health and identify gaps and emerging areas of priority. 

The report highlights two new PHC initiatives: 

  1. the mobile health program, “H.E.A.L.T.H. for All (Health, Engagement, Access, Learning, Teaching Humanity);” and,
  2. the Community Well-being Initiative, that uses a collective impact framework and employs community-based Ambassadors to support community members as they combat the daily stress and trauma of living within communities made vulnerable from high levels of inequities, with a special emphasis on individuals impacted by the effects of opioids and other stimulant abuse.

Annual Report 2019

This report highlights our partnerships working to advance statewide initiatives, including the Delaware State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) and Healthy Communities Delaware. The report also describes our inaugural policy academy,  “Reducing Inequities in Health and Well-Being by Addressing Structural Racism in the U.S,” and corresponding PHC policy briefs, including a Delaware-focused brief that examines how health varies dramatically by place and race, with life expectancy varying by approximately 16 years across Wilmington neighborhoods.

Annual Report 2018

This first report documents the University of Delaware’s launch of the Partnership for Healthy Communities at the 10th Annual Vision Coalition Conference. Over 500 people attended the conference with a keynote provided by  President Joe Biden. The report also puts a spotlight on some of the 40+ initiatives that we have aligned with both locally and nationally, ranging from board and committee memberships to engagement in campus-community partnerships to impact social and environmental factors that promote health and well-being. Educational offerings, including the development of a new “Public Health in Practice” course are also discussed.

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