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The mission of the Connecticut Public Health Association (CPHA) is to represent and unite the diverse expertise of Connecticut's public health professionals, to ameliorate the most pressing public health issues in the state, and to promote health and safe living for the people of Connecticut. CPHA works to promote and protect the public's health through advocacy; education; program, professional and workforce development; and networking among the public health community.

Congratulations to the 2014 CPHA Public Health Award Winners!

The 2014 CPHA Public Health Awards & Networking Breakfast was held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Quinnipiac University, Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in North Haven, CT.  Pictures of the event will be posted on the CPHA Facebook page soon. 

The C.-E.A. Winslow Award - William G Faraclas, Dr.P.H.
Professor William G. Faraclas, is founder of the Public Health program at Southern Connecticut State University, where he chaired the Department of Public Health for 33 years. Dr. Faraclas is Director of SCSU's International Field Studies in Health Program, through which he has taken 26 groups of students to Guatemala and Mexico, and Director of the Environmental Health Training Program, a workforce development collaborative with the Connecticut Department of Public Health. He is recipient of the J. Philip Smith Outstanding Teaching Award (2004) and the Robert E. Jirsa Service Award (2013)-two of the University's top honors. He has been a member of the CPHA Board of Directors since 1985. (He is married to Kara Faraclas and has four children and two grandchildren.)

The Ira V. Hiscock Award - Ann Greene
Ann Greene is a writer whose poetry and fiction has been published in various journals and anthologized. As a librettist, her operas and music theatre works have been performed in the US and Europe. For 16 years she taught poetry, fiction, non-fiction and memoir writing, storyboarding, test-taking skills, and performance to K-12 and adult students for public schools, colleges, public libraries and various arts organizations. Since moving to New Haven, she has served on the West River Neighborhood Services Corp. Board and is currently serving on the Yale School of Public Health Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) Steering Committee and the New Haven Urban Design League Board. She is studying towards an M.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education and she is currently an Associate Producer for Jazz, Cancer, and Life: Fred Ho's Last Year.

The Charles G. Huntington III Award - Louise-Marie Dembry, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.
Dr. Louise-Marie Dembry has worked as a clinician, teacher, researcher and healthcare epidemiologist in Connecticut for over 20 years. As the director of the Healthcare Epidemiology course at the Yale School of Public Health she has had the pleasure of teaching and working with many MPH students on various projects related to public health and healthcare epidemiology. Dr. Dembry’s career is dedicated to improving patient safety, being a state and national advocate for infection prevention, and being involved in training the next generation of leaders in the field.

The Michael J. Perlin Student Award
- Avery H. LaChance
Avery LaChange is a MD/MPH candidate in her final year at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Throughout her graduate school training, she has been active in a number of public health initiatives including taking on leadership roles in UConn's Urban Service Track, writing and advocating on behalf of indoor tanning health policy in CT and conducting research on self image, skin tone perceptions, and skin tone altering activities in the CT adolescent population. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a residency in dermatology and is planning to dedicated her career to dermatology as it intersects with public health.

We are also pleased to be joined by CT Commissioner of Health, Dr. Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA. Following the event, register to take a tour of the brand new Quinnipiac University, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine.

Admission includes breakfast and tour and is $25 and $20 for students with a valid ID. And you do not need to be a member of CPHA to join us! Doors open at 8:30 AM. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Questions? Call us at 860-293-1183 or email

Watch a Google+ Hangout on CT's Public Health System

Watch this panel discussion from municipal, academic, and public health leaders about why public health is important, how public health needs are being met and strategies for delivering critical public health services to Connecticut communities. The panel was moderated by CPHA President Kathi Traugh with panelists SCSU Professor William Faraclas, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and Simsbury First Selectmen Mary Glassman. The program was hosted by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, as part of the state’s participation in the Aspen Institute’s Excellence in Public Health Law Program, a one-year initiative designed to help states examine how law and policy can advance their state’s health priorities.

Celebrate NPHW: Download the 2014 CPHA Mentoring Organization Registry's Public Health Film Festival

These short public health videos have been screened and organized to help public health professionals and middle through community college educators introduce a broad range of concepts and careers in public health to their students. The project, launched in early April 2014, to commemorate National Public Health Week, is ongoing. We look forward to your feedback and your ideas for adding new videos in the future.

What you will need:

  • A flash drive to load this PowerPoint onto a school computer that communicates with a white board or other display with sound.
  • Check to see if certain sites are blocked at the schools (YouTube, etc.) and select videos accordingly. You may also override blocked sites by using your phone as a hotspot. (Find it under personal hotspot settings).

Click here for the 2014 CPHA Mentoring Organization Registry's Public Health Film Festival

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