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Dr.Rattay, Dr. Peuquet

​Dr. Kara Odom Walker, DE Health and Social Services Secretary; John Auerbach, President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health; Dr. Karly Rattay, Director, Delaware Division of Public Health, Co-Leader of the HCD Initiative; Dr. Steven Peuquet, Center for Community Research & Service, Co-Leader of the HCD Initiative

Aligning for Better Health Symposium was held on January 14, 2019.  The Healthy Communities Delaware (HCD) symposium provided an opportunity for Delawareans to learn about the HCD model and inspired participants to align for better health in Delaware.  For more information about HCD, contact Roger Hesketh, Director of Community Revitalization, CCRS.

The Nonprofit Management Certificate Course is gearing to begin with its 29th cohort on February 7, 2019.  For more information about the program, or to register, visit our website or contact Signe Bell at (302) 573-4475.

KIDS COUNT in Delaware has once again published a "page-a-day" style calendar to count down the days in our state's legislative session. A pdf of the calendar is available online or you can get daily updates @dekidscount on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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​Kalyn McDonough

Social Determinants of Health:  Life Expectancy and the Relationship with Race, Education and Poverty in Delaware.  Kalyn McDonough, PhD Candidate.  Kalyn presented this poster at the University of Delaware GIS Meeting in November, 2018 and then again at the Partnership for Healthy Communities Steering Committee.  The poster and abstract was published in the February issue of the Delaware Journal of Public Health, pages 105-107.

Erin Knight, CCRS Associate Director, attended the American Public Health Association Policy Action Institute Public Health Under Siege: Improving Policy in Turbulent Times  Washington, DC, February 7, 2019.

Stephen Metraux, CCRS Director, has:

- participated in research that was the focus of an all-day convening on "Aging and Homelessness: Implications for the Future" in Washington D.C. on January 15, sponsored by the National Alliance to End Homelessness and featured on philly.com. The report, The Emerging Crisis of Aged Homelessness: A Multi-Site Research Project is now available.

- been invited to join the Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness as a member of their panel of experts. The Center is a source of evidence-based research that informs practice in the field and policy formation.

- taken on a role as mentor for Navin Vij, a physician at Christiana Care's Value Institute (VI), in his project "Homelessness within and beyond the hospital walls: using electronic medical records to help improve the delivery of care for the homeless," that recently received a Mentored Research Development Award from the Delaware CTR ACCEL program. Work on this project will provide an opportunity for CCRS and Dr. Vij to collaborate on developing data-informed approaches to improve health care for homeless persons.

The Partnership for Healthy Communities and CCRS provided a series of Wilmington-based workshops on the intersection of health and community development:

  • Jan. 17th (1-4 PM) - Community-Based Approaches to Health Equity
  • Feb. 4th (9 AM -12) - Exploring Innovation: The Intersection of Health and Community Development
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April 17, 2019 Reducing Health Inequities by Addressing Structural Racism to be held at The Tower at STAR Audion, 100 Discovery Blvd, Newark, DE 19713. Partnership for Healthy Communities Policy Academy.  For more information, please contact Noel Duckworth (noel@udel.edu).

April 18, 2019 Census 2020: #CountAllKids. KIDS COUNT in Delaware's 2019 Fact Book release event is scheduled for 10AM-12Noon @ Delaware Technical Community College- Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19904, Corporate Training Center Room 400 A/B. Registration for the event will open soon. 

April 18, 2019:  Public Allies Delaware's 25th Anniversary event.  Stay tuned to CCRS News for more information!

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