Findings of Public Health Study for Delaware County Released

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Released: August 19, 2020

Virtual Public Health Town Hall to be held on August 20

The findings of a public health study for Delaware County have been released. Delaware County Council and The Foundation for Delaware County and will host a virtual Public Health Town Hall on August 20 at 4:00p.m. that will include a summary of the findings of the public health study, an update on COVID-19 and plans for a new Delaware County Health Department. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. There will be a panel discussion, followed by Q&A session with residents.

In 2019, Delaware County hired Johns Hopkins to conduct a study of the public health needs and services in the County. Those results were recently finalized and will be presented during the Town Hall.

The findings of the report can be found here: https://delcopa.gov/pdf/JHSPHDelawareCountyFinalReport_July2020REV.pdf


Hosts/Presenters include:

The panel will be moderated by Sandra Clark, Vice President of news at WHYY

Frances Sheehan, President of The Foundation for Delaware County

Dr. Monica Taylor, Vice Chair of Delaware County Council

Beth Resnick, Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Rosemarie Halt, Health Policy Consultant for Delaware County

Grace Gorenflo, MPH, RN, Principal of Gorenflo Consulting, Inc., who is assisting with the creation of Delaware County’s Health Department.


Topics include:

1. The results of a year-long public health study of Delaware County conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2. Status of the COVID-19 pandemic in Delaware County

3. Plans and a timeline for the establishment of Delaware County’s new public health department

Members of the public are encouraged to register for the event online and submit questions ahead of time via the registration link: https://us.e-activist.com/page/21327/event/1?ea.tracking.id=DE



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