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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.

EHHD, CCAPA, and CPHA Selected for APA-APHA Health Communities Grant!

In partnership with the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association (CCAPA) and CPHA, the Eastern Highlands Health District (EHHD) has received one of 18 collaborative grants from the American Planning Association initiative, Plan4Health, part of a nation-wide effort to reduce chronic disease in local communities. Plan4Health is a 15-month program aimed at strengthening the connection between planning and public health to improve access to nutritious foods and increase physical activity, reduce tobacco consumption, and increase access to preventive care.

EHHD, along with CCAPA and CPHA will engage 10 rural communities in northeast Connecticut to strengthen community engagement and ownership of policy, systems, and environmental change as it relates to community planning process and activities.  By working with Planning and Zoning Commissions, the coalition will take advantage of community planning decisions that can impact health eating choices and active lifestyles.

For more information on the grant, click here.

SAVE THE DATE: CPHA Annual Meeting and Conference,          "Healthy By Design," Scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2015        

Mark your calendars!

The 2015 CPHA Annual Meeting and Conference is scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2015. This year’s theme is “Healthy by Design.” We are accepting abstracts for oral presentations that coincide with the theme and current and emerging public health issues. Please consider joining us and sharing your knowledge. Deadline for the abstract submission is March 30, 2015.

Click to submit a Breakout Session Abstract!

2015 Call for Awards Nominations

Nominations are now closed! Check back soon for information about the event and Award winners!


For 60 years, the Connecticut Public Health Association has recognized individuals and agencies from within and around the state’s public health community who have demonstrated leadership, and/or have made significant contributions to the public health sector.

The CPHA Call for Awards is an invitation to nominate an individual or agency from a traditional or non-traditional public health discipline or sector. There are four award categories. The 2015 CPHA Call for Awards Nomination Form contains a description of each award. All nominees are evaluated on their strengths, talents and abilities, as well as their contributions to public health in Connecticut. Click here for a historical look at the CPHA Awards.

The deadline to submit the 2015 CPHA Call for Awards Nomination form is Friday, February 27, 2015. All nominations can be submitted to  The CPHA Awards Committee will review all nominations and select award recipients to be acknowledged during the CPHA Awards event that will take place on Friday, April 24, 2015.

Take this opportunity to nominate an individual or organization that exemplifies those qualities that make us proud to be public health practitioners in Connecticut. If you have questions about the nomination process, please send an email to


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:

  1. identify and educate at least three new partner groups about the link between housing and health equity;
  2. host a breakout session on health and housing at the CPHA Annual Meeting;
  3. conduct a media campaign to highlight the need for policy development in housing, land use planning, and health equity;
  4. 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




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