The Division of Public Health will present its annual Health Equity Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 at the Martin Luther King Student Center on the Delaware State University campus, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover.

Health equity is the absence of systematic disparities in health, or in the major determinants of health, between social groups with different levels of underlying social advantages and disadvantages. Health inequities are differences that are not only unnecessary and avoidable but, in addition, are considered unfair and unjust.

The theme of this year’s summit is “Bridging Health Equity Across Communities.” The summit will bring together local experts from various backgrounds addressing the importance of health, healthy neighborhoods, a progressive plan for health and the impact of opioid and heroin abuse on our communities. It includes breakout sessions on healthy neighborhoods, opioid and heroin abuse, Plan 4 Health and more. The summit is sponsored by the DPH Bureau of Health Equity.

There is no cost to attend the summit. To register, visit or call 744-4703. Registration closes June 22.

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