Established in 1995, the HCDC is part of a state-wide network of local minority health coalitions established to promote healthy lifestyles through advocacy, disease prevention, community awareness, referral information resources, community outreach and program services.
Why We Exist
Poor health outcomes for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are apparent when comparing their health indicators against those of the rest of the U.S. population. These populations experience higher rates of illness and death from health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, specific cancers, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, asthma, hepatitis B, and overweight and obesity. The HCDC's primary responsibility is to improve health and healthcare outcomes for racial and ethnic minority in Delaware County by developing or advancing policies, programs, and practices that address health, social, economic, environmental and other factors which impact health.
Who We Serve
The Health Coalition of Delaware County is committed to providing the best quality programs to minorities through the county
What We Do
Our programs address disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services, and barriers to health care. The HCDC works in partnership with communities and organizations in the public and private sectors. These collaborations support a systems approach for eliminating health disparities, national planning to identify priorities, and coordinated responses through focused initiatives.