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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@delaware.gov

Date: May 19, 2014


WHO: Governor Jack Markell, his Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and the Delaware Coalition for Healthy Eating and Active Living (DE HEAL).
WHAT: Governor Markell will recognize five Delaware municipalities for developing policies and infrastructure to improve the health and quality of life of their citizens. The Delaware Recognition for Community Health Promotion program recognizes municipal efforts to bring together community-wide resources to enhance access to services, to encourage positive behavioral changes, and to improve community health. This is the second year of the Delaware Recognition for Community Health Promotion program.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Remarks begin at 6:25 p.m.
WHERE: Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art
Choptank Foundation Gallery - First Floor
406 Federal St.
Dover, DE 19901
SPEAKERS: Confirmed speakers are:
  • Governor Jack Markell
  • Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf
  • Delaware Division of Public Health Director Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS
  • Delaware Senator Bethany A. Hall-Long
  • Brian Rahmer, past chair, DE HEAL


1.City of Dover
2.Town of Fenwick Island
3.City of Newark
4.City of Seaford
5.Town of Smyrna

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, 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.