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.
Thank you to everyone for attending the 2014 CPHA Annual Conference!
On October 17, 2014 at the Coco Key Conference Center in Waterbury, CT, CPHA held it's annual meeting and conference. Entitled "Public Health and Healthcare: Building on Our Past, Evolving for the Future," this years conference attracted over 250 participants!
Dr. Jose Montero and Dr. David Jacobs gave great keynote presentations, our breakout sessions were well received, our students presented amazing research, and our exhibitors were a source of discussion throughout the day.
Again, thank you to everyone who participated and who made this day happen. A special thank you to BlumShapiro for being our Platinum Sponsor!
Want to see what happened? Check out the conference photos on the CPHA Facebook page.
CPHA AWARDED HEALTH EQUITY GRANT
CPHA was awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Public Health Association (APHA) to fund a policy development and educational project to advance strategic partnerships between public health, housing and land-use planning professionals. The goal of this project is to address health inequities attributable to the built environment by developing an Action Plan for Housing and the Health Gap. CPHA will partner with the CT Department of Public Health (CT DPH) and its Healthy Homes Initiative and the CT Association of Directors of Health (CADH) to:
- identify and educate at least three new partner groups about the link between housing and health equity;
- host a breakout session on health and housing at the CPHA Annual Meeting;
- conduct a media campaign to highlight the need for policy development in housing, land use planning, and health equity;
- host a Housing and Health summit.
The project will run through February, 2015. If you or your organization would like to be involved, contact Francesca Provenzano at Francesca.Provenzano@ct.gov.