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Our Mission...

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.

Registration for the

2015 CPHA Annual Meeting and Conference is Open!


"Healthy By Design"

Friday, October 23, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm

CoCo Key Convention Center, Waterbury, CT





Through 10/8/15






Student Members






*This conference is eligible for CHES credits for an additional $25 fee *



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.


For the a complete brochure and more information, CLICK HERE.

Exhibit, Advertise or Sponsor at the 2015 CPHA Annual Conference!

The Connecticut Public Health Association is accepting exhibitor and advertising spots for their annual conference on Friday October 23rd at the CoCo Key Conference Center in Waterbury, CT from 8am to 4pm.

This is an excellent opportunity to reach hundreds of public health professionals and students, as they convene to attend this year's conference themed "Healthy by Design". You can support CPHA and spread awareness about your work, products, and/or services by being an exhibitor, advertiser, or sponsor at the conference.

Purchasing an exhibitor table, advertisement, or sponsorship is easy! Visit CPHA's online store here.

To learn more about the benefits of being an exhibitor, advertiser, or sponsor, visit CPHA's annual conference sponsorship page.

Student Poster Session at the CPHA Annual Conference

The Connecticut Public Health Association is committed to creating opportunities for students and new graduates of public health to showcase their academic or professional achievements. To this end, we once again invite you to participate in our annual Student Poster Session at this year’s Connecticut Public Health Association Annual Conference to be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the CoCo Key Conference Center in Waterbury, Connecticut. The conference is entitled “Healthy By Design”.

Student posters may present research, thesis, or community projects, or a unique academic experience.

Posters are selected based on overall quality and relevance to the conference theme. Please note that student posters may be submitted with reference to multiple "authors,” but at least one author must plan to be registered for, and be a presenter, at the conference. In addition, poster presenters must be registered for the conference in order to submit and present their poster.

Visit the Student Poster session page for more information.

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.




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.




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