Delaware State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP)

Posted on October 25, 2019 at: 5:46 pm

The UD Partnership for Healthy Communities, in collaboration with the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association, prepared the 2019 Delaware State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Annual Report, launched a revised  Delaware SHIP website, and hosted a statewide stakeholder meeting on October 23, 2019 for the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health.

To learn more about the Delaware SHIP, or to access the annual report or presentations from the stakeholder meeting, visit

See DHSS Press Release on Delaware SHIP


Addressing Delaware’s Opioid Crisis

Posted on September 8, 2019 at: 7:33 pm

On August 22, 2019, the UD Partnership for Healthy Communities was pleased to host a Town Hall at the Tower at STAR to address Delaware’s opioid crisis.  The discussion was led by U.S. Senator Chris Coons with Director James Carroll of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy.




The event convened local and national experts and stakeholders to discuss the current status of the opioid crisis in Delaware. The conversation involved families, first responders, law enforcement agencies and the addiction and recovery communities. The event also discussed available federal resources throughout Delaware, such as the Drug-Free Communities Support Program and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program.  Read more in this News Journal article.

8/23/19 Op-Ed, “Delaware needs all hands on deck to fight opioid epidemic,” authored by Sen. Coons

Treating Addiction with Compassion, Connection, and Kinship

Posted on August 22, 2019 at: 6:10 pm

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Tower at STAR, 100 Discovery Blvd., Newark, DE  19713

This workshop is hosted by UD Partnership for Healthy Communities and presented by Recovery Centers of America

Cultivating compassion, connection and kinship goes beyond feeling more empathy and concern for others. It develops the strength to be with suffering, resilience in the face of life’s challenges, and the courage to take compassionate action. These qualities support a wide range of goals, from improving personal relationships to making a positive difference to those suffering from the disease of addiction. Preliminary research suggests that creating environment of compassion, connection, and kinship lead to healing and understanding. Similar programs can increase self-compassion and self-care, reduces stress, anxiety, and enhanced connection with others. These are beneficial practices for those who work in the behavioral health field, as well as those who are connected to those in active addiction, and recovery.

This training is free and open to everyone. CEU credits have been applied for and would be issued by the Delaware State Board.


Peace Week Delaware 2019

Posted on August 21, 2019 at: 7:35 am

Join us for our Peace Week Delaware event:

Trauma-Informed Community Engagement and Resilience

Presented by UD’s Partnership for Healthy Communities and Trauma Matters Delaware

Thursday, September 26, 2019,  3:00 – 6:00 PM

STAR Health Sciences Complex, North Atrium (North STAR campus entrance)

540 South College Ave., Newark, DE  19713

Complimentary parking across from main entrance of STAR Building

The target audience is students, faculty and community practitioners, although ALL are welcome.


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Check out all of the Peace Week events occurring across the state!  Visit

3 New Degree Programs in Public Health

Posted on May 15, 2019 at: 2:10 pm

Public Health degrees help further Partnership for Healthy Communities’ goals

UD is now offering a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Doctorate of Philosophy in Epidemiology through the new Epidemiology program in the College of Health Sciences.  A Masters of Public Health in Healthy Policy and Management is also available through the Biden School of Public Policy & Administration. The two MPH tracks share 15 credits of core courses, but diverge in specialized coursework.  Applicants to the MPH must apply to a specific track.  These programs support PHC goals to expand public health-related educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students through new and expanded instructional programs and enhanced experiential learning.

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