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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: June 7, 2013


WHO: Governor's Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
WHAT: The Governor's Council of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention will be awarding seven Delaware municipalities gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention recognitions for the Healthy Community Recognition Program. The program encourages communities to establish, advance and maintain effective strategies that continuously improve health and quality of life for all Delawareans. The Council's Recognition for Community Health Promotion program recognizes the efforts of Delaware municipalities that bring together community-wide resources to enhance access to services, to encourage positive behavioral changes and to improve community health. This is the first time the awards are being presented.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Delaware State University
Bank of America Building - Room 309
1200 N. DuPont Hwy.
Dover, DE 19901
  • Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf
  • Delaware Senator Bethany Hall-Long
  • Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Chair Sandra G. Hassink, MD, MPH, FAAP
  • Delaware Division of Public Health Director Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS
  • Richard E. Killingsworth, Chief, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Section, Delaware Division of Public Health
  • Yvette Santiago, Director of Policy, Community and Governmental Affairs, Nemours Health and Prevention Services

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.