DOVER, DE (July 1, 2022) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Healthy People 2030 Champion.
As a Healthy People 2030 Champion, DPH has demonstrated a commitment to helping achieve the Healthy People 2030 vision of a society in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across their lifespan.
ODPHP recognizes DPH as part of a growing network of organizations partnering with it to improve health and well-being at the local, state, and tribal levels.
The goals of the national program are to:
- Attain healthy, thriving lives and well-being free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death.
- Eliminate health disparities, achieve health equity, and attain health literacy to improve the health and well-being of all.
- Create social, physical and economic environments that promote attaining the full potential for health and well-being for all.
- Promote healthy development, healthy behaviors, and well-being across all life stages.
- Engage leadership, key constituents and the public across multiple sectors to take action and design policies that improve the health and well-being of all.
“I am pleased that DPH is participating in the Healthy People 2030 program,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “A good life starts with good health and that is what DPH strives to deliver to all Delawareans through its programs and partnerships. DPH offers a full range of free to low-cost programs aimed at reducing chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure. Participating in this initiative will help us reach more people.”
“ODPHP is thrilled to recognize DPH for its work to support the Healthy People 2030 vision,” says Rear Admiral Paul Reed, MD, ODPHP Director. “Only by collaborating with partners nationwide can we achieve Healthy People 2030’s overarching goals and objectives.”
Healthy People 2030 is the fifth iteration of the Healthy People initiative, which sets 10-year national objectives to improve health and well-being nationwide. Healthy People 2030 Champions are public and private organizations that are working to help achieve Healthy People objectives. Healthy People 2030 Champions receive official support and recognition from ODPHP.
Visit http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph for more information on DPH programs. Visit HealthyDelaware.org for information on free or low-cost cancer screenings, blood pressure screenings, free or low-cost diabetes programing, and information and tips on leading a healthy lifestyle.
Anyone who is deaf, hard of hearing, Deaf-Blind or speech disabled can contact DPH by dialing 711 first using specialized devices (i.e. TTY, TeleBraille, voice devices). The 711 service is free and to learn more about how it works, please visit delawarerelay.com. Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware’s citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.