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461 Wyoming Road
Newark DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6974
TDD: 302-831-4689
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Delaware State Health Improvement Plan: Comments Invited

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) wants your input on Delaware’s first State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). DPH recently worked with a broad spectrum of non-profit and medical provider partners to create a draft statewide health assessment. The assessment was then used to develop an improvement plan – goals for our most important […]

Health Insurance for All. It’s Time to Sign Up!

The health insurance reform law is changing things in Delaware. Starting October 1st, 2013 the Health Insurance Marketplace opens and you can start shopping!

Choose Health Delaware is the state’s free official resource to help explain the Health Insurance Marketplace to everyone.

The Affordable Care Act and People with Disabilities The Affordable Care Act has […]

CDC introduces new online disability data system

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduces Disability and Health Data System (DHDS). Disability and Health Data System is an online interactive system that helps quickly translate state-level, disability-specific data into information that can be used by state health departments, national disability and health organizations, policymakers, researchers, educators, and others.

In conjunction with […]

Reducing Health Disparities with Improved Data Collection

New Refined Data Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Sex, Primary Language, and Disability Status

The Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 31, 2011, published final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status, as required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act.

Identifying disparities and effectively targeting and […]

Pre-existing Insurance Plan Makes it Easier for Delaware Residents with Pre-Existing Conditions to Get Health Insurance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new steps to reduce premiums and make it easier for Americans to enroll in the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) in Delaware. PCIP is a new program created by the Affordable Care Act to help uninsured people with a pre-existing condition get high quality care […]

White House Disability Group begins monthly calls

The White House Disability Group is hosting monthly calls to provide updates on various disability issues as well as to introduce persons who work on disability issues in the federal government. The White House strongly encourages wide distribution this email so that anyone who wants to participate can do so. Their next call will be […]