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About PHMC

PHMC has been at the forefront of the pandemic by partnering with the Pennsylvania and Delaware Departments of Health on deploying vaccinations, undertaking grassroots vaccine education and confidence work, and connecting the underserved to care.

Built on the recognition that the region’s largest health issues don’t stop at state and county borders, PHMC integrates the Pennsylvania and Delaware Public Health Institutes into a broad continuum of supports, services, and research/evaluation work. This creates the space for public health professionals and community health workers to design, implement, and evaluate high-quality interventions that create sustainable community-level change.

PHMC uses best practices and evidence-based guidelines to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce. PHMC has served the region since 1972. For more information on PHMC, visit

About the Delaware Public Health Association and Delaware Academy of Medicine

The Delaware Academy of Medicine is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1930. Our mission is to enhance the well-being of our community through medical education and the promotion of public health. Our educational initiatives span the spectrum from consumer health education to continuing medical education conferences. We run the State of Delaware’s Immunization Coalition, conduct deep research involving the health care workforce, and publish the Delaware Journal of Public Health, the State’s only PubMed indexed, peer reviewed journal.

The Delaware Public Health Association was officially reborn at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (AHPA) held in Boston, MA on November 5, 2013. At this meeting, the affiliation of the DPHA was officially transferred to the Delaware Academy of Medicine by the action of the APHA Governing Council. In 2020, the Academy/DPHA was honored by APHA with the Affiliate of the Year designation.

We provide financial support through our student financial aid program for medical and dental students in the state of Delaware, as well as maintain the medical and dental archives collections of the first state, and we have a unique relationship with the Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Association – aligning the interests of planning and public health in Delaware. Along with the Pennsylvania Public Health Association, and the Maryland Public Health Association, we are a founding member of the Mid Atlantic Public Health Partnership – addressing regional public health challenges in a coordinated manner.

About the Pennsylvania Public Health Association

The Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA) was formed in 1975 as the state’s affiliate to the American Public Health Association (APHA). In this capacity, it was formed to serve as a technical assistance and professional development resource for the researchers, practitioners and educators who work across a broad spectrum of fields examples of which include social work, child welfare, education, chronic disease, the science of aging, mental health, disaster response, refugee health, injury prevention and tobacco control.

PPHA Members are a diverse group of public health professionals and students from across Pennsylvania who share an interest in and expertise with a wide range of health-related issues, including policy, education, private and public sector health services and health care delivery, legislation, and research.