In practice, Duquesne SHIP is part of the Duquesne Community Partnership, a coalition of social service providers and community stakeholders of Duquesne City, Pennsylvania. The Duquesne Community Partnership serves as a community catalyst in pursuing combined goals of community representatives, the State Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) and Communities That Care (CTC). The combined goals include:

 

  • to promote community-based determination, prioritization and selection of health and safety improvement issues
  • to promote flexibility and creativity in pursuing solutions to community health and safety problems
  • promote a community empowerment strategy that emphasizes assessment and planning as the basis for program development and implementation
  • prevention program that provides communities with a process to mobilize the community, identify risk and preventive factors, and develop a comprehensive prevention plan

 

Duquesne SHIP was state approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in February 2004 and joined the Mon River Fleet in April 2004.

  • Adult and child immunizations
  • STDs/HIV/AIDs awareness
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Physical Activity
  • Tobacco Use
  • Diabetes
  • Adolescent Health
  • Teen Pregnancy/ Sexuality
  • Elder/Senior Health
  • Maternal Child Health
  • Mental Health
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction

 

  • Clean Air in Public Places
  • Access to Health Care
  • Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Health Literacy
  • Minority Health Disparities
  • Transit Services Healthcare Access
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Community Resource Coordination
  • School Readiness
  • Youth Economic Development
  • Youth Activities
  • Domestic & School Violence
  • Safe Communities