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 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. Deadline for the abstract submission is March 30, 2015.
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.