Delaware health officials review 2020 State Health Improvement Plan


DELAWARE – Delaware health officials held a roundtable discussion with community members to talk about the status of the first state’s health. Looking back on 2020, the State Health Improvement Plan had recommendations on chronic disease, maternal and child health, substance use disorders, and mental health. The recommendations under each topic ranged from changes that could be made to the public health system to personal health tips like eating better and exercising.

The Division of Public Health says those recommendations are ever-changing, and will continue to be expanded upon. The recommendations in the plan were made by health officials meeting with community members and stakeholders. “These recommendations that were made under each priority area were taken at a snapshot in time. This process is about continuous quality improvement. It’s about continuing to refine, continuing to document new things,” said Associate Deputy Director of the DPH Cassandra Codes-Johnson.

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