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Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6974
TDD: 302-831-4689


Disability and Health Publications

Alternate formats not provided here by link can be requested by contacting Eileen Sparling at 302.831.8802 or at


The Plan to Achieve Health Equity for Delawareans with Disabilities (PDF version)

The Current Landscape for Disability and Health in Delaware
Public Health Assessment Report Summary 2015 (PDF version)

See Topical Fact Sheets with Delaware Disability and Health Data in the following subject areas:

Or, access the full set of topical Fact Sheets here.


Effective Communication for Health Care Providers: A Guide to Caring for People with Disabilities (2011) (PDF Version)

Download individual fact sheets from this publication from Effective Communication page

Disability and Health in Delaware, Delaware Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2010 Select Data (PDF Version)

Disability and Health in Delaware, Delaware Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009 Select Data (PDF Version) (High Contrast PDF)

A PLAN FOR ACTION: A Strategic Plan for Delaware to Promote Health and Prevent Secondary Health Conditions in Individuals with Disabilities

This strategic plan was developed in 2009 by the Center for Disabilities Studies and its partners to provide a blueprint for legislators, policymakers, state agencies, community organizations, and individuals with disabilities and their family members about how to improve the health and well being of Delawareans with disabilities.

Read the Plan  (PDF Version) (Text Version) Alternate formats (large print, on CD ROM) upon request.  Request an alternate format.

Disability and Health in Delaware, 2008 (Delaware Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2006-2008 Select Data) (PDF Version)

Delaware Health Status Report for Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs, 2008 (PDF Version)

Delaware Health Status Report for Adults with Disabilities, 2007 (PDF Version)

Public Health: A Snapshot of Health Issues in Delaware (PDF Version)

Behavioral Risks in Delaware 2007-2008 (PDF Version)


Eliminating Health And Health Care Disparities Among The Growing Population Of People With Disabilities, 2011(PDF Version)

HEALTH DISPARITIES CHART BOOK ON DISABILITY and Racial and Ethnic Status in the United States, 2011 (PDF Version)

Assuring Health Equity for Minority Persons with Disabilities, 2011 (PDF Version)

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report, 2011 (PDF Version)

The Future of Disability in America, 2007 (Online Version)

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities 2005 (PDF Version)

Disability and Health in the United States, 2001-2005 (PDF Version)

Americans with Disabilities: 2005, U.S. Census Bureau (PDF Version)