Building on progress made under a five-year U.S. Department of Justice settlement agreement to reform Delaware’s public mental health care system, Governor Markell signed legislation to modernize the civil commitment procedures, decrease the number of involuntary admissions and commitments, and ensure better civil rights protections and due process at all stages for individuals with a mental illness.
Governor Jack Markell and Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Rita Landgraf received their annual flu shots at a public flu clinic held at the New Castle Farmers Market by the Division of Public Health (DPH).
Highlighting the state’s fiscally responsible approach, all three credit ratings agencies announced that Delaware has received a triple-A credit rating, the highest mark a government agency can achieve.
Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Senator Chris Coons and Newark Mayor Polly Sierer were among the officials who joined representatives from Ingerman today to break ground on Alder Creek, Delaware’s newest affordable housing community. Other attendees included State Representative Paul Baumbach, DSHA Director Anas Ben Addi, HUD Regional Administrator Jane Vincent, Newark Housing Authority Executive Director Marene Jordan, Ingerman Development Principal David Holden and Capital One Vice President Thomas Houlihan.
All State of Delaware employees will be able to access a new online class, Focus on Ability. This class will provide information about hiring and retaining employees with disabilities, including responding to and requesting accommodations, understanding invisible disabilities, and interacting comfortably and respectfully with people who have disabilities.
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