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.
CHES Credits and Summer Webinars
The new Public Health Training Center at Yale has two webinars in July, that have been approved for CHES, as part of the New England Healthy Homes 2015 Webinar Series. Healthy Homes Programs aim to assure that all residents live in a healthy and safe home environment. Please join us as we bring regional and national experts together for a summer webinar series on "hot topics" for New England Healthy Homes practitioners. Presenters emphasize practice applications, useful resources and best practice models. Registration is easy on CT Train! Click here for more information.
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CPHA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Every year, during the CPHA Annual Conference, students are given the opportunity to present their work in front of hundreds of public health professionals from across the state. Take advantage of the Student Poster Session to present your research, thesis, community projects, or academic experiences related to this year's conference theme, Healthy By Design.
The conference will be held on Friday October 23, 2015 at the CoCo Key Conference Center in Waterbury, CT from 8am to 4pm. For more information about poster submissions and student registration, please visit the Student Poster Session webpage. You should complete and submit the Student Poster Submission Form before Friday, October 2, 2015. If your poster is selected, you will receive a confirmation via email.
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 CPHA Awards and Networking Breakfast!
CPHA is pleased to announce the 2015 the list of outstanding recipients of our public health awards.
C.E.A. Winslow Award, CT’s highest honor, recognizes a public health professional for demonstrated leadership and achievement in public health practice, research and/or education.
Jeannette R. Ickovics, PhD, Yale School of Public Health
Ira V. Hiscock Award recognizes a layperson that has made notable contributions to the advancement of public health through public service, education, advocacy and/or leadership.
Chris Willems, Metropolitan Business Academy, New Haven
Charles G. Huntington III Award recognizes a health care practitioner who has demonstrated public health leadership and a commitment to the health and well-being of populations.
Stephen Updegrove, MD, MPH, New Haven Health Department, New Haven
The Michael J. Perlin Student Award recognizes a current public health student who demonstrates, through student activities and/or community service, a commitment to leadership, volunteerism, and the highest educational standards.
Jonathan Noel, MPH, University of CT Doctoral Candidate
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.