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DHSS Press Release



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

Date: June 6, 2016
DHSS-6-2016





MEDIA ADVISORY

GOVERNOR AND SEC. LANDGRAF CELEBRATE PUBLIC HEALTH NATIONAL ACCREDITATION


WHO: The Honorable Jack A. Markell, Governor, State of Delaware
Rita Landgraf, Secretary, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS)
Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS, Director, Division of Public Health (DPH)
WHAT: Delaware is one of 19 state health departments to receive national public health agency accreditation. DPH received its five-year accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) on March 8, 2016.
WHY: DPH applied for accreditation to be recognized as a state health agency that protects and improves the health of all Delawareans at a high, consistent level. DPH met PHAB's stringent standards that are designed to advance the quality and performance of the nation's state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Jesse Cooper Building's lobby, 417 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901.
QUESTIONS: Call DPH at 302-744-4704

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. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, and drink almost no sugary beverages.



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.





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