DE HEAL Resources
- 2011 Annual Meeting Strategic Plan Update Presentation (376)
- Access to Healthy Foods Registration Form (315)
- DEHEAL Membership Application (327)
- Delaware Cancer Education Alliance Workshop (308)
- Vision Mission and Values Statements (292)
Delaware Coalition HEAL recommends the following resources for more information about obesity, leading risk factors, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition.
- State Plan Index: A Tool for Assessing the Quality of State Public Health Plans:http://www.dehealcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/StatePlanIndex.pdf
- Delaware Health Education Network of Delaware:http://www.henod.org
- Healthy Communities: A Resource Guide for Delaware Municipalities: http://www.ipa.udel.edu/publications/HealthyCommunities_guideWeb.pdf
- Get Up and Do Something:http://www.getupanddosomething.org
- Lt. Governor’s Challenge:www.getupanddosomething.org/ltgovchal/index.html
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables 2009. Available on the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® government website: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/health_professionals/statereport.html
Report on fruit and vegetable consumption in the United States, including state by state tables and maps.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010. Available on the website of the National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health. http://www.nspapph.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=166&Itemid=63
Report of progress toward national goals of improving physical activity, and implementing policies and environmental changes in support of increased physical activity.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States,” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), July 24, 2009, Vol. 58, No. RR-7.: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr5807.pdf
Reversing the U.S. obesity epidemic requires a comprehensive and coordinated approach. This publication provides recommended strategies, based on the best research to date.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, 2009.: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/downloads/community_strategies_guide.pdf
Companion guide to previous document, with information about how to implement and evaluate the Recommended Community Strategies.
- Delaware Coalition to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living,Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention Comprehensive Plan, Delaware 2010-2014. September 2009. http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/dpc/files/pano_comp_plan-09.pdf
The 2009 strategic plan was developed by a reformulated coalition, with more than 120 members. It is a follow-up plan to the Blueprint for a Healthier Delaware mentioned above, and will guide the coalition through 2014.
- Delaware Department of Education,Content Standards for Physical Education and Health Education: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/staff/ci/default.shtml
- Delaware Department of Education,Partners for Health, Physical Activity and Learning, PowerPoint slides: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/staff/ci/content_areas/files/he/Oct2009PowerpointPDF.pdf
This PowerPoint slide show describes efforts by DOE to improve student performance by improving nutrition and physical activity in the schools.
- Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Parks and Recreation, Delaware Outdoors 2009-2011: Delaware State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. Dover, DNREC Park Resource Office, 2009.: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/parks/Information/Documents/2009-2011_SCORP.pdf
DNREC’s strategic plan for parks and recreation also includes data from of survey of Delaware residents about outdoor recreation. This is a good source of data about recreational physical activity and resources in the state.
- Delaware Department of Transportation, Complete Streets Policy: http://www.deldot.gov/information/pubs_forms/manuals/complete_streets/o06_complete_streets_policy.pdf
“Complete Streets” are roadways designed to enable safe access for all types of users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transit. Complete streets policies promote more active lifestyles. Gov. Markell issued an Executive Order #6 in 2009 creating a complete streets policy: http://governor.delaware.gov/orders/exec_order_6.shtml
- Delaware Department of Transportation,Delaware Safe Routes To School Program Sourcebook. June 2006.: http://deldot.gov/information/community_programs_and_services/srts/pdf/srts.pdf
Provides guidelines for schools to apply for Safe Routes to School funding. Providing safer routes to schools can encourage more walking and bicycling to school, as well as safer access to school facilities.
- Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health,Behavioral Risks in Delaware: 2007-2008. Document Control #35-05-20/09/07/12: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/dpc/files/brfsreport07-08.pdf
The most recent data on Delaware adult risk factors includes prevalence of obesity, physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption, and other key risk factors. Data are from the Delaware Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, an ongoing, random-sample telephone survey of adults.
- Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health,The Burden of Diabetes in Delaware, 2009. Doc. #35-05-20/09/03/01.: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/dpc/files/diabetesburdenrpt09.pdf
This report describes the physical and economic burden of diabetes in Delaware, and includes information about prevalence of risk factors and the relationship between obesity and type 2 diabetes.
- Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware,Healthy Communities: A Resource Guide for Delaware Municipalities, Newark, DE: UD IPA, funded by Division of Public Health, 2008.: http://www.ipa.udel.edu/publications/HealthyCommunities_guideWeb.pdf
This guidebook, funded by the Division of Public Health’s “Get Up and Do Something” campaign, is designed to help Delaware communities improve their walkability.
- Trust for America’s Health,F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, 2010. Washington, DC: Trust for America’s Health, 2010.: http://healthyamericans.org/reports/obesity2010/Obesity2010Report.pdf
An annual report from the Trust for America’s Health, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which reports on the progress of efforts in the U.S. to reduce obesity.
- White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, Report to the President: Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation. May 2010.: http://www.letsmove.gov/tfco_fullreport_may2010.pdf
Recommendations of this new task force have formed the foundation for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign. It focuses on empowering parents and caregivers, providing healthy foods in schools, improving access to healthy affordable foods, and increasing physical activity.
- Childhood Obesity:
Achieving Healthy Weight by Reducing Obesity and Improving Well-being for People with Disabilities Across the Life Course examines a number of challenges and barriers to weight management specific to people with disabilities, and explores opportunities to enhance research, programs, education, and tools. Specifically, the report recognizes the need for publicly funded programs to include people with disabilities in mainstream, and sometimes targeted, health programs and health services that help reduce obesity. The report is available at CDC’s Disability and Health website at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/documents/11_227273-A_Luce_AchievingHealthyWtReport_final_508.pdfAdditional information and tools are also available: Achieving Healthy Weight for People with Disabilities, Questions and Answers: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/disabilityandobesity_QA.htmlCDC.gov Feature Story: Healthy Weight for People with Disabilities: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/ObesityDisabilities/
- 150 minute policy brief
- DE HEAL 2012 Annual Meeting Presentation
- DE HEAL Worksite Wellness Initiative 10.18.2012
- BRFSS 2011 Behavioral Data for Delaware Presentation
Health Impact Assessment Resources:
- Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has developed a number of resources on comprehensive planning and health. Of most interest may be the Healthy Planning Training and the Minnesota Healthy Planning How-To Guide: http://www.health.state.mn.us/topics/places/plans.html
- Design for Health also has done significant work related to comprehensive planning and their checklists and research can be found here: http://designforhealth.net/resources/legacy/checklists/
- The Healthy Development Measurement Tool is an innovative HIA resource developed in the San Francisco area: http://www.sustainablesf.org/etc/HDMT_Development_Checklist_Dec_2012_Version_4.03_final.pdf
- Additional MDH HIA reports can be found here: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/hia/reports.html
- The Healthy Corridor for All and ENCHIA HIAs (case studies referenced during the Delaware HIA trainings) can be found here:
The Delaware Coalition for Healthy Eating and Active Living (DE HEAL) is made up of a network of partners and members who care about improving the health of Delawareans by promoting good nutrition and increasing physical activity.
DE HEAL Leadership Team provides guidance to the Ad Hoc Committee process that carry out planning activities to make progress on our goals.
DE HEAL is supported by the Division of Public Health, Office of Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention.Thomas Collins Building 540 S. DuPont Highway 2nd Floor, Suite 9 Dover, DE 19901
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