Research and Policy

PHC aims to enhance UD’s research capacity, including the ability to “translate” research so communities, leaders across multiple sectors whose work impacts health, and policymakers can put research findings into practice and improve community health.   

Working with community partners, we publish and disseminate research findings and policy briefs. We use guidelines to create a protocol and sustainable process for developing and disseminating objective, advocacy, and/or translational briefs that can serve to inform state and national health policy discussions.

The Partnership both initiates these briefs to guide cross-sector solutions that will be effective in achieving health equity, and develops specific briefs in response to local requests to help meet pressing community needs.  All briefs undergo peer review both internally (UD) and with external (national/state/community) subject matter experts.

Published Briefs

PHC briefs aim to:

  • Translate research into practice
  • Provide resources and education for policymakers, practitioners, and other policy actors on the policy area, topic, and/or problem
  • Provide a new approach to, and reframe what we know about, creating and maintaining healthy communities and addressing the social determinants of health
  • Highlight the work of the University of Delaware and community partners throughout the state around evidence-based approaches to addressing health and the social determinants of health
  • Promote the Partnership for Healthy Communities agenda, aligning with our mission and focus.

Student Posters

Click through the gallery below to see posters on:

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Life Expectancy and the Relationship with Race, Education, and Poverty in Delaware
  • Childhood Trauma and Lifelong Impact on Health
  • Income and Health Disparities
  • Housing and Health
  • Transportation and Health
  • Sexual Orientation and Health Disparities
  • Hispanic and Latino Health

Interested in partnering with PHC on a policy brief?  Contact us at

UD Partnership for Health Communities

Tower at STAR, University of Delaware
100 Discovery Blvd
Newark, DE 19713
Suite 614