Delaware Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Delaware’s Recognition for Community Health Promotion
March 1, 2013
All municipalities within the State of Delaware are eligible to apply for consideration. Complete the attached application form and submit it, along with any required supporting documents, no later than April 12, 2013 to:
Milton Delgado, Ed.D.
The membership of the Governor’s Council looks forward to your participation in this recognition program.
Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP
What is a Healthy Community?
A healthy community has leaders in organizations of all types (e.g. business, health agencies and centers, schools, faith-based organizations) who are committed to solving today’s and tomorrow’s critical public health problems. These leaders make needed changes in living conditions (e.g. structural and opportunity changes) to make the community an inviting place in which to live, work, learn, worship and play.
Why are Healthy Communities Important?
The rise in chronic disease rates in the United States has occurred during a century of profound cultural changes. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, people struggled to get enough to eat, faced unsanitary living conditions, and engaged extensively in physical labor - notably on farms and in factories. Chronic diseases now replace infectious diseases as the nation’s greatest threat. Sedentary lifestyles and poor diet have resulted in an epidemic of obesity among adults and children. The majority of these diseases have preventable risk factors (e.g. physical inactivity, tobacco use, unhealthy eating).
The CHPDP is committed to providing Delaware communities with direction, inspiration and the will to promote healthy lifestyles. This Recognition for Community Health Promotion encourages the needed partnerships and resources to unite within communities so that there is an active plan to sustain a community’s ongoing ability and commitment to work together to establish, advance, and maintain effective strategies that continuously improve health and quality of life for all Delawareans.
Application Deadline is April 12, 2013.
Additional information (e.g. eligibility, recognition criteria) and resources to help you develop your application can be found in the box on the right labeled "Additional Links"
How can a Healthy Community improve the health of the people?
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Application Form Packet
Packet also includes:
Call for Submissions
Comparison of Roadway Miles Chart
CDC CHANGE Tool