2019 Public Health Recognition

William J. Holloway Program honored for leadership in public health

For its history of service and innovation, Christiana Care’s William J. Holloway Community Program has won the Executive Director’s Public Health Recognition Award from the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association. Susan Szabo, M.D., medical director of the program, and Arlene Bincsik, MS, RN, CCRC, ACRN, program director, accepted the award on the program’s … Continue reading

Images from the 89th Annual Meeting of the Academy/DPHA

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Trauma Informed Delaware

In October, 2018, Governor Carney signed Executive Order 24, making Delaware a trauma-informed state.  This order directs the Family Services Cabinet Council to develop tools for training state employees and community partners on the impact of exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), to promote ACE awareness, and to improve services and  interventions for children and families exposed to trauma. The Family Services Cabinet Council is leading efforts to ensure that Delaware becomes a trauma-informed state
by promoting a Trauma Awareness Month in Delaware.

Since that time, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney has brought together a variety of partners to launch Trauma Informed Delaware (TID), a statewide public-private-nonprofit coalition. The goal is to coordinate a sustainable, community-based trauma awareness, prevention, and early intervention system that advances resilience through:
• Access to quality behavioral and integrated health care
• Strength-based services for youth and adults
• Education for providers and the community

 

DPH LYME DISEASE PREVENTION ACTIVITIES DURING DELAWARE’S FIRST LYME DISEASE AWARENESS WEEK

WHAT: The Division of Public Health (DPH) is conducting activities statewide during Lyme Disease Awareness Week (May 19 – 25, 2019).  Media are invited to attend the following: 1) Presentation to seventh graders as part of the BLAST Lyme Disease Campaign coordinated through the Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. The …

U.S. Surgeon General releases new video “The Doctor Is In”

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., released a new video, “The Doctor Is In,” on the topic of  vaccinations. As the Nation’s doctor, VADM Adams wants to share the message that vaccines are safe and effective ways to protect your children, your family, your neighbors, and yourself.

This is particularly timely, given that CDC announced yesterday that from January 1 to May 3, 2019, 764 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 23 states. This is an increase of 60 cases from the previous week. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.

In the video, Dr. Adams responds to frequently asked questions about vaccination.