The 2019 Annual SHIP Meeting
The 2019 Delaware State Health Improvement Plan Meeting was hosted by the Division of Public Health (DPH), along with state and community partners. The 2019 annual SHIP report was released at the meeting, and stakeholders participated in several panel discussions including chronic disease, maternal and child health, and substance abuse. The 2019 SHIP report is now available online.
Delaware Health and Social Services Released Homicide and Suicide Death Data from 2000 to 2017
Delaware Health and Social Services has released data on homicide and suicide death rates in Delaware between 2000 and 2017. The data show that over the 18-year period, homicides have gradually but steadily increased, and suicide rates have remained higher than homicide rates.
Delaware Child Death Review Commission Released 2018 Annual Report.
The Child Death Review Commission (CDRC) oversees three fatality review programs that are linked by their common mission to safeguard the health and safety of Delaware'schildren and mothers. The 2018 report is now available online.
Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problems Among Their Peers, February 20, 2019.
The Pew Research Center released a report about the wellbeing of U.S. Teens. The report showed that anxiety and depression were on the rise among America’s youth. In addition, these mental health issues become the top problems among teens, followed by bullying, drug and alcohol use.
National Institutes of Health releases 2018 Monitoring The Future survey results, December, 2018.
The Monitoring The Future survey measures drug and alcohol use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide.
Survey participants report their drug use behaviors across three time
periods: lifetime, past year, and past month. Overall, 44,482 students
from 392 public and private schools participated in this year's
Monitoring the Future survey.
New York Times article highlights Del-Can project. To capture the relationship between unintended pregnancy and poverty, a New York Times article illustrates the programs and initiatives that promote the availbality of contraceptions to women across different states. The Delaware Contraceptive Access Now (Del-Can) project is highlighted as an effort to increase accessibility to long-term contraception (LARCs) in Delaware.
for Disease Control and Prevention Releases 2018 Annual Surveillance
Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes, September, 12, 2018
Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes brings
together the latest data available on the drug overdose epidemic in
America, including opioid prescribing patterns, and various health
behaviors and outcomes such as drug use and nonfatal overdoses and
The 2018 Delware Kids Count Report is Released at The Anunal Kids Count Forum on May 2, 2018
KIDS COUNT in Delaware provides high quality data about the well-being of children, youth and their families for the purpose of effecting positive changes in policy, priorities and programs. The 2018 Fact Book showcases building resiliency to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and provides comprehensive data on Delaware children through various lenses, such as economic well-being, health, and safety.
Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): I. Identification, Assessment, and Initial Management, November, 2007
By using a combination of evidence- and consensus-based methodologies, guidelines were developed to assist primary care clinicians in
the management of adolescent depression for youth aged 10 to 21 years. Guidelines, including
identification of at-risk youth, assessment and diagnosis, and initial management, correspond to initial phases of adolescent depression management in primary care.
DEA releases 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment, October 23, 2017
National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) outlines the threats posed to
the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the
abuse of illicit drugs. This reports highlights the scope and
magnitude of the ongoing opioid crisis, and the prevalence of drug
abuse issues on other types of drugs as well.
Suicidality and Death by Suicide among Middle-Aged Adults in the United States, Sep 26, 2017
SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality announces the release of a new short report, Suicidality and Death by Suicide Among Middle-Aged Adults in the United States. The report, based on data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Vital Statistics System, analyzes suicide attempts and suicide death rates among adults ages 45 to 64 from 2009 to 2014.
2017 Lasker Awards Recognize Planned Parenthood, Cancer Researchers Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award goes to Planned Parenthood, September 5, 2017
The 2017 Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award honors Planned Parenthood for providing essential health services and reproductive care to millions of women for more than a century.
Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award goes to cancer researchers, September 5, 2017
The 2017 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors two scientists from the National Cancer Institute, Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller, whose technological advances enabled the development of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, which prevent cervical cancer and other tumors.
CDC releases 2017 Public Health Preparedness Snapshot
The Public Health Preparedness and Response National Snapshot 2017 highlights activities that occurred during 2015 and 2016 and demonstrates how federal investments enhance our nation's ability to respond to public health threats and emergencies. Specific public health crises that are focused on in this report include the responses to Zika, Ebola, Polio, and the Flint, Michigan Water Contamination.
SAMHSA Releases New National Survey on Drug Use and Health Data, September 7, 2017
SAMHSA released the latest findings from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which provides the estimates on substance use including including opioids (both prescription pain relievers and heroin), and the prevalence of mental health issues such as mental illness, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
New National Report Focuses on Behavioral Health, Including Opioid Misuse, September 7, 2017
SAMHSA released the latest findings from the 2016 National Survey on
Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which provides the estimates on substance
use and mental health in the United States, including the misuse of
Interagency Forum Releases 2017 America’s Children Report, August 8, 2017
The report compiles federal data and statistics related to a wide range of factors important to children’s lives, including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.