Educational Institutions

Delaware Academy of Medicine Inc

  • Newark, DE
  • www.delamed.org

Mission Statement

"To enhance the well being of the community through education and the promotion of public health"

Main Programs

  1. TELMED
  2. Delaware Health Source
  3. DelMIRA
  4. Student Financial Aid Program
  5. Delaware Mini Medical School
Service Areas

Self-reported

Delaware

State of Delaware, Northeastern Maryland, South New Jersey, Philadelphia area

ruling year

1948

Principal Officer since 2001

Self-reported

Timothy Gibbs

Keywords

Self-reported

State of Delaware, Northeastern Maryland, South New Jersey, Philadelphia area

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Also Known As

Delaware Academy of Medicine

EIN

51-0075162

 Number

1460835338

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

In the face of exceedingly challenging economic circumstances we have maintained core consumer health programs including: TELMED (automated system of audio recordings of health and wellness messages), Consumer Health Librarians (in each of the three counties in the State), GoLocal (online searchable database of health and wellness information), and developed a new consumer health program "Delaware Mini Medical School".

 

From a professional education and services standpoint we provide electronic access to a wide array of online resources through out DelMIRA program. support numerous professional conferences throughout the year in speciality medical areas, and are in the pre-implementation phase on new training programs focusing on the educations needs of family physicians and internists.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

TELMED

TEL-MED is available by telephone 24 hours a day by dialing 733-5588 in New Castle County and in Kent & Sussex counties at 1-800-794-6565.

Tel-med esta disponible 24 horas al dia llamando al 733-5588 en el Condado de New Castle y al 1-800-794-6565 para los Condados Kent & Sussex.

TEL-MED is a free automated telephone system of recorded health messages. For a printable Acrobat PDF file of the complete listing please CLICK HERE(pdfs/TELMEDNCC2008.pdf) . You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view this type of file.

TEL-MED es un sevicio de telefono automatizado que contiene grabaciones de salud y es completamente gratuito. Para una lista completa de los topicos PRESIONE AQUI (pdfs/TEL-MED%20lista.pdf) . Tiene que tener el programa Acrobat PDF para poder habrir la lista.

For a current listing of topics, check the Blue Pages of the Verizon Telephone Directory. Select a topic, dial the telephone number, and follow the recorded instructions. You must have touch tone service to use the system.

Tambien puede encontrar una lista actualizada de los temas en las paginas azules de su directorio de telefono de Verizon. Escoja un tema, llame al numero indicado, y sigua las instrucciones en español. Usted debe de llamar de un telefono de botones touch-tone para usar este sistema.

TEL-MED is NOT to be used in an emergency to replace your doctor or to determine if you have a health problem.

TEL-MED no debe de ser utilizado para una urgencia, ni para reemplazar a su medico y tampoco para saber si tiene un problema de salud.

If you have a question or need more information: Si tiene preguntas o necesita mas informacion llame al 302-733-3854.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Delaware Health Source

The Delaware Health Source (formerly the Delaware Consumer Health Information Services program) started serving the citizens of Kent County in 2003 and expanded coverage to include Sussex County in 2004. In fall 2006 New Castle County was added to the program. Funding comes from a grant provided by Delaware Health and Social Service's Division of Public Health. Dover Public Library, Lewes Public Library, and Bear Public Library are the host libraries providing space and resources for the consumer health librarians. The Delaware Academy of Medicine is the sponsoring organization and has over 78 years of experience serving the health information needs of hospitals, physicians, dentists and consumers throughout the state.

The mission of the Delaware Health Source is to partner with individuals and communities to promote a healthy Delaware. We provide unbiased, knowledgeable resources, outreach, and education so Delawareans can make informed health care decisions.

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Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 3

DelMIRA

elMIRA - the Delaware Medical Information Resource Alliance provides access to electronic databases, textbooks, and journals to most acute care hospitals in the state along with the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health.  DelMIRA is funded by a $400,000 grant from the Delaware Health Fund Advisory Committee(http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/healthfund/) .  For FY08, all resources were provided at no charge to participants.  In FY09, participants began contributing financially so that, by FY12, DelMIRA will be well-positioned to provide access to a full complement of online resources for clinicians in Delaware.
DelMIRA was created to address the disparity in access to biomedical information and health data that exists statewide and affects all types of health care institutions. Having desktop access to this information improves patient outcomes and quality of care, as well as provider productivity by enabling the clinicians to make the best-informed clinical decisions at crucial points-of-care. DelMIRA will also help Delaware to be more competitive in recruitment and retention of health care professionals, particularly nurses, which is a goal of Healthy Delaware 2010.

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Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 4

Student Financial Aid Program

The Academy’s Student Financial Aid program was established in 1961 to help promote the study of medicine and dentistry. Since that time, nearly 1200 students have received more than $1.7 million in loans. The Academy of Medicine has supported hundreds of medical and dental students. To be considered for financial aid, a student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and have at least one year of residency in Delaware.

These funds are made available through special endowments of the Academy, which have been designated for this specific purpose since the time of the Academy’s creation in 1930. Certain endowments support dental students, women entering the field of medicine, and children of practicing Delaware physicians and dentists. Other funds are less restrictive and allow the student loan committee to support any applicant who demonstrates financial need. Loans are usually in the range of $2,500 to $8,000 annually. The amount of funding available is determined by annual loan repayment from previous loan recipients and endowment fund performance. Since there are a limited number of loans available, preference is given to previous loan recipients who continue to qualify.

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Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

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Program 5

Delaware Mini Medical School

The Delaware Academy of Medicine is offering this lecture series for adults of all ages and high school students to learn about important trends in medicine and health.

Faculty will provide in-depth lectures on important issues and advances in medicine and research. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions after each lecture.

There are no tests or grades. Participants who attend all six sessions will receive a Certificate of Achievement. No previous medical training is required.

Upon completion of this program, participants should
be able to:
• Discuss ways the human body works
• Identify medical advances which have changed our understanding of disease and health
• Recognize where “cutting edge” medical research
is headed.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Delaware

State of Delaware, Northeastern Maryland, South New Jersey, Philadelphia area

Affiliations + Memberships

American Library Association

American Public Health Association (APHA)

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

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DELAWARE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Delaware Academy of Medicine Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Timothy Gibbs

BIO

Former Executive Director of Catalyst Project Inc., and PWA Settlement Project. Undergraduate studies in Biology at Earlham College, subsequeny certification in Nonprofit Management from the University of Delaware. Current coursework in Public Health.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Barry S Kayne DDS

no affiliation

Term: Mar 2008 - Mar 2010

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