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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: December 4, 2012


The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) wants your input on the major health needs in Delaware. What are Delaware's main health needs? What issues do not get enough attention? What changes need to occur with health in Delaware for a better tomorrow?

DPH recently worked with a broad spectrum of non-profit and medical provider partners to create a draft statewide health assessment (SHA). The SHA is a careful examination of the health of our population which then is used to identify key problems and assets in Delaware. The ultimate goal of a SHA is to develop strategies to address our health needs and identified issues in a comprehensive way. After receiving public comments on the SHA, DPH will organize partners again to develop strategies and goals to address Delaware's major health needs.

Four documents comprise the SHA. Click on the links below to open each document.

We invite comments on the SHA through Jan. 31, 2013. Comments can be provided by health providers and agencies, as well as the interested public. Please use this link www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/files/shaform.pdf

to open a form on which you can record and send your comments. If questions, please call 302-744-4703.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.