Community assessments underway in Delaware to improve health

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Division of Public Health has announced it will conduct a series of community health assessments to better understand the concerns and needs of state communities during the pandemic and to improve the overall health in Delaware in the future.

As part of Delaware’s State Health Improvement Plan, DPH has partnered with the University of Delaware’s Partnership for Healthy Communities and Epidemiology Program to conduct a survey in each of Delaware’s three counties.

We’re told households who have been randomly selected to participate in the voluntary survey will receive a postcard in the mail, followed by a survey packet with instructions on how to complete the survey online or by mail. Officials say incentives will be provided for completed surveys.

The first set of survey packets will be mailed to Kent County households this week, and in late February, teams of students and community volunteers will canvas Kent County neighborhoods to knock on the doors of those selected households who haven’t completed the survey by mail or online. In Sussex County, packets will be mailed the week of February 25th, and canvassing will begin on March 25th.

For more on the State Health Improvement Plan, click here.

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