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 or presented at the 2015 CPHA Annual Conference!
Breakout Session presentations are available here!
"Healthy By Design"
Friday, October 23, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm
CoCo Key Convention Center, Waterbury, CT
Conference Learning Objectives
At conclusion, attendees will be able to:
1. Describe how policies, systems, and environmental changes can be applied to improve the public’s health.
2. Identify evidence-based strategies that engage communities to improve health outcomes and explain how they work and are applied effectively.
3. Explain how collaboration with nontraditional partners supports the improvement of population health and wellness.
4. Promote the formation of collegial professional networks and the exchange of ideas among members of 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.