Health Policy

 

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Recent Submissions

  • O'Hanlon, Julia (Institute for Public Administration, 2019-10)
    Between October 2017 and June 2018, a literature review was conducted and meetings with community leaders and stakeholders of two Sussex County communities were hosted to help identify the communities’ capacity to promote ...
  • Michalowski, Allison; Scott, Marcia (Institute for Public Administration, 2019-07)
    Why are some individuals healthier than others? Social determinants of health—conditions where people live, work, and play—affect a wide range of quality of life outcomes. Poorly designed physical environments, sedentary ...
  • O'Hanlon, Julia; Jacobson, Eric D.; Perillo, Kelly (Institute for Public Administration, 2019-01)
    Dementia, a common term associated with memory loss, causes problems with an individual’s memory, thinking, and behavior to the point where it affects day-to-day life and social functioning. Alzheimer’s, the most common and ...
  • Jacobson, Eric D.; O'Hanlon, Julia; Scott, Jacquelyn (Institute for Public Administration, 2009-07)
    American society has traditionally desired “quick fixes” such as prescription drugs to treat physical and mental health conditions, which may contribute to the one-third of older adults over the age of 65 who lead sedentary ...
  • Jacobson, Eric D.; O'Hanlon, Julia; Scott, Jacquelyn (Institute for Public Administration, 2009-07)
    The United States’ older adult population is growing at a rapid rate due to the aging of the baby boomers and medical advancements that are increasing the population’s overall longevity. According to the Institute of ...
  • O'Hanlon, Julia; Jacobson, Eric; Watson, Verity (2014-06)
    As Delaware’s senior population grows, state and local policymakers and social service professionals will likely undertake new and varied demands for senior services and programs. These demands hail from challenges and ...
  • O'Hanlon, Julia (2014-11)
    Access to affordable and reliable transportation for the elderly is a concern for many communities, especially in rural areas where service is practically nonexistent. As defined by the National Aging in Place Council ...
  • O'Hanlon, Julia; Kline, Angela (2016-07)
    Statewide senior population trends, particularly the projected growth in the percentage of older adults in more rural areas of Delaware, are becoming increasingly important for local officials, social service organizations, ...
  • O'Hanlon, Julia; Kline, Angela (2017)
    The University of Delaware’s (UD) Institute for Public Administration (IPA), working with UD’s Sustainable Coastal Communities Initiative (SCCI), sought to conduct research regarding seniors living in Sussex County, Delaware. ...
  • O'Hanlon, Julia; Thomas, Emily (2017-04)
    Intergenerational play occurs when senior citizens and youth connect with one another through fun, interactive activities. These mutually beneficial activities can be structured as games with rules or a planned play program. ...
  • Jacobson, Eric; Homsey, Andrew; Pragg, Sarah; Floros, Emily; Stump, Jessica; Clark, Amy; Miller, Patti (2015-07)
    While the United States boasts one of the most abundant food supplies in the world, disparities in access, affordability, and quality of healthy foods have continued to plague communities across the country. Millions of ...
  • Jacobson, Eric; O'Hanlon, Julia; Clark, Amy (2011-10)
    While the United States boasts one of the most abundant food supplies in the world, disparities in access, affordability, and quality have continued to plague communities and neighborhoods throughout the country. With ...
  • Jacobson, Eric; DeCoursey, William J.; Rosenberg, Natalie (2011-02)
    The purpose of this quick guide is to introduce health-impact assessment—an exciting and relatively new analytic approach to planning healthier communities. “How are existing or planned land use, community design, and ...
  • Beck, Claire (2010-12-22)
    The Healthy Communities Comprehensive Plan Assessment Tool is a checklist‐based document designed to aid Delaware municipalities in the process of writing comprehensive plans that emphasize planning for and building ...
  • O'Hanlon, Julia; Scott, Jacquelyn (2010-12-22)
    As indicated in a number of recent research studies and articles, an increase in moderate physical activity among Americans could substantially improve the nation’s public health. Given Delaware’s current obesity trends, ...
  • Scott, Marcia; Boyle, Michelle; Eckley, Jason; Lehman, Megan Dively; Wolfert, Kaitlin (2008-08-28)
    Walkable communities result from careful planning and community design that provides active living opportunities. The resource guide shows how improving the walkability of a community can lead to environmental, health, ...
  • Lehman, Megan Dively; Boyle, Michelle; DeCoursey, William J.; Mix, Troy (2007-09-21)
    This document is intended to serve as a resource for Delaware municipalities wishing to improve the walkability of their towns and, in so doing, the activity levels and health of their residents. In addition to conducting ...
  • Jacobson, Eric; McCloskey, Sarah; Kennedy, Erin; Sloan, Michele (2005-10-13)
    This report provides Delaware policymakers with a series of approaches, or best practices, used in other states to address minority health disparities. Since narrowing health disparities has gained greater attention at ...
  • Jacobson, Eric; Kennedy, Erin; Whitmore, Charles; Ratledge, Edward (2005-06-28)
    The purpose of this report is to illustrate how Delawareans rate various health care providers and report on their specific experiences with the health care system—presenting summary results from the 2003 Delaware CAHPS ...
  • Jacobson, Eric; O'Hanlon, Julia; Condliffe, Simon; Bennett, Carrie; Sloan, Michele (Institute for Public Administration, 2005-05)

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