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  Quality of Life: Blueprint for Action

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the Blueprint for Action

This Blue Print for Action was prepared by the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League (MWUL) in collaboration with the State of Delaware Division of Health & Social Services, Office of Minority Health and Delaware State University. It is an outgrowth of the Stronger Together II Minority Health Summit held on March 12, 2009 at Delaware State University. This report summarizes the recommendations generated through six interactive breakout sessions where nearly 200 attendees responded to the call to take action to address health disparities between minority and majority populations in Delaware.

Substantial grasstops and grassroots public input is contained in this action agenda. For those who contributed to the dialogue, your voice represents the heart and soul of a broader community’s stake in this blue print; its content reflects the exchange of ideas and innovative actionable projects that can create a cycle or culture toward establishing health equity. Special thanks to all attendees and especially to:

Participants at the November 12, 2008 Release of the Racial and Ethnic Disparities Report; Health Disparities Task Force Members – Report of Recommendations June 2007; Delaware State University leadership, staff and adult graduate students whose input reminded us of the critical need to listen to their perspectives; Bill Love & HIC of United Way of Delaware, Dr. Ellis, Ronniere Robinson & staff of the Office of Minority Health for their enthusiastic support; Goeins & Williams Associates Performance Consulting Team for their expert facilitation; and Tyrone Jones of AstraZeneca – our Summit Presenting Sponsor.

We believe the time to act is now and we should not wait for the perfect strategy; it’s time to break down silos and sectors, to forge policy collaboration and cross coordination on the ground to address health disparities. Today is the day we move beyond hope and into action to inculcate the message that health equity and healthy living should be an attainable objective for all.

Download the Blueprint for Action report here.

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