The Foundation for Delaware County, Delaware County Council and WHYY will host a virtual Public Health Town Hall on August 20
MEDIA, PA (August 6, 2020) -- The Foundation for Delaware County and Delaware County Council will host a virtual Public Health Town Hall on August 20 at 4:00 p.m. that will include an update on plans for a new public health department as well as other public health updates. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. There will be a panel discussion, followed by Q&A with residents. 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 for discussions include:
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. Delaware County is also in the process of establishing a County Health Department.
Members of the public are encouraged to register for the event online and submit questions ahead of time via the registration link:
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About The Foundation for Delaware County
A public charity founded in 2016, The Foundation for Delaware County is the largest philanthropy serving Delaware County, PA. One of 780 community foundations across the U.S., the foundation focuses on encouraging philanthropy, convening across sectors to address difficult community issues, and makes grants to strengthen Delaware County’s nonprofit community. In March, the foundation distributed more than $1 million in grants to improve the well-being of the diverse residents in the county. Learn more here: https://delcofoundation.org/delaware-county-grant-awards-2020/
With headquarters in Media and service sites in Eddystone, Upper Darby and Springfield, The Foundation for Delaware County also operates the prestigious evidence-based programs: Healthy Start, the WIC nutrition program and Nurse-Family Partnership. Other programs include: Drug Free Communities, El Centro (a Hispanic resource center) and a health resource center for students in the Chester Upland School District, which serves one of the region’s poorest communities. To learn more, visit the foundation on the web at www.delcofoundation.org and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DelcoFdn.
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