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Awards

Six judges from outside organizations have been selected to review the digital copies of the posters between January 20 - 24, 2020. We’re also asking DHSS employees to share their vote. In addition to the digital copy of your poster, you may submit a short summary (i.e. your elevator pitch) to assist the judges in fully appreciating your project.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be selected in each category, and the 1st place winners will be treated to a lunch with Secretary Walker and their division leadership. 

 

Posters will be judged on the following criteria:

All Posters

  • Improvement upon the current situation, process, or product
  • Originality and inspiration of the idea
  • Quality of execution of the project and poster

Research

  • Contribution to the field of research or enhances practices of workers in the field

Innovation

  • Potential for this work to either directly or indirectly lower the cost of providing services or improve the effectiveness of service delivery

Humanity

  • Potential for this work to promote and protect the well-being of Delawareans

Contact the RIH Day Committee at

DHSSLibrary@delaware.gov

or (302) 255-2789

with any questions. 

RIH 2020 Posters

This Year's Winners

Research

1st

Identifying Homelessness in
the Delaware Medicaid Population

Navin Vij, MD, MSHP; Mary Joan McDuffie, MA;
Katie Gifford, PhD; Stephen Metraux, PhD;
Elizabeth Brown, MD, MSHP

2nd S.I.M.P.L.E. Success

Hooshang Shanehsaz, RPh
Dr. Melissa Winters, Psy.D.

3rd Shifting Perspectives in
Human Trafficking to Save Lives
Diana Suchodolski

Innovation

1st

My Healthy Community:
Sharing Population Health Data with
Communities in Delaware


​Tabatha N. Offutt-Powell, Marcy Parykaza,
Caroline Judd, Cassandra Codes-Johnson,
Dr. Karyl Rattay

2nd

Drug Overdose Mortality
Surveillance Report, Delaware, 2017

​Tabatha N. Offutt-Powell, Caroline Judd,
Dr. Karyl Rattay


3rd

The Inspiration of Compassion Fatigue Dr. Melissa Winters, PsyD

Humanity

1st


Supervised Injection Facilities:
An Innovative Way to Save Lives

Sherry Nykiel, MD
& Mary Wise, MFA, MA, BSN

2nd
Better Together:
Serving Delawareans’ Basic Needs

 
Alta Porterfield, Bruce Eberly,
Stephanie Keough

3rd
DHSS Takes a Stand Against Sitting Ebony Winn

Popular Vote from DHSS employees

Research

Identifying Homelessness in
the Delaware Medicaid Population

Navin Vij, MD, MSHP; Mary Joan McDuffie, MA;
Katie Gifford, PhD; Stephen Metraux, PhD;
Elizabeth Brown, MD, MSHP

 Innovation   

Building a Healthier DHSS

Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker,
Deputy Secretary Molly Magarik, Dr. Karyl Rattay, Lisa Bond, Jill Friedel, Jeffrey Gentry,
Michael Singleton

Humanity

Improving Person-Centered Care for People Affected by Stroke, Dementia, or
Injury-Related Aphasia

Jo Ann Abbott, DNP, RN
Rudy Bailey