Delaware Day 2019

DHSA’s 2019 Healthcare Job Fair

Calling all residents, DIMER students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants!  Join the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance and Delaware’s health systems for a networking and recruiting event! 

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet physician recruiters and physicians representing health care organizations in Delaware, and to learn about career opportunities now and starting after graduation in 2020

WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHERE: Del-Once Conference Center, Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus

The event is open to:

  • Licensed Physicians
  • Medical Residents and Fellows in Delaware (any specialty)
  • DIMER and Delaware Branch Campus medical students
  • Physician Assistants (licensed and student)
  • Nurse Practitioners (licensed and student)

Sponsor:

Delaware Health Sciences Alliance

Participating Institutions:

  • Alfred I. duPont / Nemours Hospital for Children
  • Bayhealth Medical Center
  • Beebe Healthcare
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Nanticoke Health Services
  • St. Francis Healthcare

The event is free, but please register here!

If you cant make it to the event, please send your CV and cover letter to ksmith@delamed.org for distribution to all recruiters.

Call for Proposals!

Do you have a proposal for Population Health-focused research?

The DHSA is seeking population health research proposals from students, faculty, and staff attached to any of its partner organizations (Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Delaware).  Proposals will be reviewed by a committee, and the top four researchers will have a chance to pitch their idea to a panel of DHSA representatives at this live event! The panel will score the proposals, and the highest scoring proposal will receive a check for $50,000 to fund their research!

Important Dates:

Deadline for Submission: April 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Notification of Top Four: April 30, 2019
Shark Tank Event: May 28, 2019

Proposals Must Include the Following:

Researcher’s Name(s)
Structured Abstract – 500 words maximum.
Key areas that should be included: overall research plan, innovative aspect of the population health-based proposal,  and how the funds will be utilized, sustainability of the  project, how the project will be impactful to the Delaware  community, and the potential for independent grant funding
Collaboration: proposal should indicate partnership with at least two of DHSA’s partner organizations
Letter of Support from researcher’s supervisor to ensure support

Who Can Submit:

Students, faculty, and staff attached to any of the DHSA’s Partner Organizations

CLICK HERE for more information, and to submit a proposal!

Lt. Governor’s Challenge

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long invites you to join the celebration as the state of Delaware kicks off the Lt. Governor’s Challenge — an ongoing opportunity for Delawareans to embrace healthier living, inspire their peers and be recognized for their achievements. More than a recognition program for health and wellness initiatives, the Lt. Governor’s Challenge is an opportunity for everyone to drive change and to elevate the well-being, productivity, and prosperity among communities in our state!

The Kickoff Celebration is a free public event, open to all individuals and groups in Delaware that are passionate about improving physical and emotional health through individual and communal activities.

When: Thursday, October 25 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Where: DE TURF Sports Complex | 4000 Bay Road | Frederica, DE 19946
Find the flyer here!

Kickoff Highlights

  • Remarks by the Lt. Governor!
  • Official reveal of the Lt. Governor’s Challenge vision and platform!
  • Preview of the Lt. Governor’s Challenge nomination and resource website!
  • Networking with state leaders in health and well-being!

Please RSVP by October 23 to info@ltgovernorschallenge.org

Flu Season

2018-2019 Flu Season

Check out the Division of Public Health’s Bulletin – Special Flu Edition to learn more about the flu.

Numerous flu clinics are scheduled across Delaware.  To find them:

Department of Public Health Flu Clinics

New Castle County

  • Monday to Friday | 8:15 am – 11:30 am | Hudson State Service Center | 501 Ogletown Road, Newark
  • Monday to Friday | 8:15 am – 11:30 am | Porter State Service Center | 509 W. 8th Street, Wilmington

Kent County

  • Monday (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm) & Wednesday (9:00 am – 11:00 am) | Milford State Service Center | 253 NE Front Street, Milford (By Appointment Only)
  • Monday to Thursday | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm | Williams State Service Center | 805 River Road, Dover (By Appointment Only)

Sussex County

  • Monday – Friday| 8:30 am – 4:00 pm | Shipley State Service Center | 350 Virginia Avenue, Seaford
  • Thursdays | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Adams State Service Center | 544 S. Bedford Street, Georgetown

Smartphone CPR App in New Castle County

Leaders in New Castle County, Delaware, have launched a new smartphone application they say will save lives when help is urgently needed.

Activated when a call is made to 911, the PulsePoint app alerts and directs trained residents to people nearby who need cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. County Executive Matt Meyer said citizen responders, who include off-duty first responders, can make all the difference in those critical moments before first responders arrive.

Learn more

Christiana Care Medical Aid Units

Five Christiana Care Medical Aid Units (CCMAU) are now available for convenient care, 7 days a week! Most are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and no appointment is necessary.  Express Check-In (available on christianacare.org) enables people to see current wait times and reserve their spot in line.

When you should go:

If you have an illness or injury that are NOT extremely serious or life-threatening, but DO require care within a few hours or the same day
(game day sports injuries, sore throats & coughs, eye & ear problems, minor burns, flu-like symptoms, etc.)

5 Convenient MAU Locations

Star Campus
550 South College Avenue
Suite 115
Newark, DE 19713
302-533-7148

Smyrna Health & Wellness Center
100 S. Main Street
Smyrna, DE 19977
302-659-4444

Glasgow Medical Center
2600 Glasgow Avenue
Newark, DE 19702
302-836-8350

Middletown Care Center
124 Sleepy Hollow Drive
Middletown, DE 19709
302-449-3100

HealthCare Center at Christiana
200 Hygeia Drive
Newark, DE 19713
302-623-0444

Addiction Resources in Delaware

Over 20 million Americans had a substance abuse disorder in 2015.  It is the leading cause of accidental death in the United states, and over 20,000 of those overdose deaths are related to prescription pain relievers (American Society of Addiction Medicine).

Addiction is everywhere, even in Delaware.

SO IS HELP. 

Visit HelpIsHereDE.com

New Castle County: 800-652-2929

Kent & Sussex Counties: 800-345-6785

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

Building Local Response Capacity to Protect Families from Emerging Health Threats

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
1:00 pm ET
Watch in person (Global Communications Center, Building 19), or live via webcast.

From the Zika outbreak to natural disasters to the recent wildfires, the US has faced a series of complex public health emergencies. Each of these public health crises revealed a critical need for US public health and health care systems at the national, state, and more specifically the local levels to prepare for and rapidly respond to the unique needs of families. 

Learn More