Building the DCHD

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Vision:

All members of the Delaware County community have access to the resources that provide the opportunity to lead a healthy and productive life.

Mission:

The Delaware County Health Department strives to promote, protect and assure conditions for optimal health for all residents of Delaware County through leadership, prevention, response, and partnership with the community.

Values:

Equity: We strive to ensure conditions necessary for optimum health for all residents.

Collaboration: We partner with businesses, organizations, community members, and government agencies to maximize the impact of all activities that improve health.

Leadership: We serve as lead health strategist, advocate, and voice for public health in Delaware County.

Accountability: We are committed to using the most current public health science and practices and being transparent in our operations. 

Innovation: We support a culture of professional growth and investigation to develop and evaluate leading practices in community health.

Stewardship: We respect and honor the trust the public has placed in us to efficiently manage the County’s health resources equitably, responsibly and with integrity.

 

Delaware County Health Department Steering Committee

 

Delaware County Health Department Strategic Plan 2020 - 2021

Strategic Goal #1: Secure support and funding for the health department

Objective 1 – Work with county and municipal health departments across Pennsylvania to increase Act 315 funds

Objective 2 - Obtain approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the governor’s office for Act 315 funds

Objective 3 – Develop a strategy to secure financial support from additional sources

 

Strategic Goal #2: Generate public support for a county health department

Objective 1 – Developing compelling messages and materials

Objective 2 - Develop and launch communications plan

Objective 3 – Establish a social media presence 

 

Strategic Goal #3: Engage key stakeholders in the planning process

Objective 1 – Identify individuals and organizations critical to achieving the mission

Objective 2 – Provide meaningful opportunities for stakeholders to influence and inform the health department’s establishment

Objective 3 - Ensure a representative from each municipal health department is integrally engaged in the planning process

 

Strategic Goal #4: Establish health department programs 

Objective 1 – Develop program plans that meet Act 315 requirements and reflect the mission

Objective 2 – Develop a financial plan to support operations

Objective 3 – Establish a performance management system

 

Timeline in PDF

Final Report Examination of Health and Public Health Service Delivery in Delaware County, Pennsylvania July 20, 2020

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.


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