Steering Committee

The members of the steering committee stand together on the stairs, holding up a Partnership for Healthy Communities sign

A meeting of the Partnership for Healthy Communities Steering Committee

The UD Partnership for Healthy Communities is guided by a Steering Committee with leadership and membership from both the community and the university, including all 7 colleges.Steering Committee members provide input on overarching goals:


  • Enhance research capacity and translation in areas of community health promotion, social determinants of health (SDOH), health inequities and health policy


  • Expand public health-related educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students through new and expanded instructional programs and enhanced experiential learning


  • Enhance the university‚Äôs capacity to partner with and support community-based organizations and state agencies that address health and well-being of residents living in the highest need communities in Delaware and beyond

Capacity and Infrastructure Development

  • Ensure the Partnership has the resources needed to achieve its mission and accomplish its goals.
In the foreground, five members of the steering committee discuss strategic goals while Dan Rich scribes on a flip chart behind them.
Group discussion of PHC Steering Committee Members
Participants in the 5k stand together under a tent holding signs and smiling.
PHC partners with DHSS and the UD Collegiate Recovery Community at the 2018 AtTAcK Addiction 5K in New Castle
Deans Kathy Matt and George Watson discuss strategic goals in their small group while another committee member documents the discussion on a flip chart.
Steering Committee members map out strategic goals