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
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
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 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.
Vaccinations save lives, protect our children, and are one of the greatest public health achievements in history. Most parents choose to protect their children with these safe, proven vaccines. Despite this, we are now seeing a large, very concerning outbreak of measles. Vaccinating your baby according to the recommended immunization …
Present on Behalf of DPHA at the APHA Annual Meeting (Scientific Sessions, Posters) Public Health 3.0 builds on the past successes and provides a new focus where public health is no longer defined solely by the public health department and its traditional programs. The APHA Council of Affiliates (CoA) is …
Dr. Omar Khan, President of the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association was interviewed by WDEL regarding the 10th Anniversary of the Delaware Mini Medical School series. Mini Medical School is a collaboration of the Christiana Care Health System and the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware …
The Nation’s Doctor would like to share a very important message with you about the current measles outbreaks occurring throughout our country.
Measles is a highly-contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body.
Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 9 out of 10 people around that person will also become infected if they’re not yet vaccinated. You can get measles just by being in a room where a person with measles has been, even up to two hours after that person has left. And what is even more worrisome is that an infected person can spread measles to others even before the infected person develops symptoms—from four days before they develop the measles rash through four days afterwards.
The good news is that measles can be prevented with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
The MMR vaccine has an excellent safety record and is highly effective. It is one of the most effective vaccines we have in our country.
Surgeon General Adams hopes you will share his message with your networks. It’s up to us to protect the health of our communities.
For more information, please visit CDC.gov
Office of the Surgeon General