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.
MOR Members Reach Out to Educators and Students for NPHW
Last week and this week MOR members are reaching educators and students in New Haven, Wallingford, New Britain, Hartford, Middletown, East Hartford and Manchester. We have presented at a statewide event reaching educators across the state and served as an evaluator at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) conference, again providing statewide visibility. Susan Troupe, HOSA rep for the MOR pulled off a great HOSA conference where kids competed by entering innovative projects in several health areas. There were 6 Public Health teams competing, more than any other type of team (Human Growth and Development, Behavioral Health, Medical Innovation, Medical Photography, Medical Law and Ethics, Pathophysiology, Medical Math, Sports Medicine, Transcultural Healthcare). Only a few years ago, Public Health wasn’t even a field of competition for the students! Over 350 students from across the state participated. Visit the committee's page for more information about MOR.
2016 CPHA Annual Conference Call for Abstracts
The Connecticut Public Health Association (CPHA) Program Planning Committee is accepting abstracts for presentations for CPHA’s 2016 Centennial Conference. The centennial conference will be held on November 10, 2016 at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven with the theme “Back to the Future - 100 years of Public Health in CT and Beyond.” Descriptions are below with links to the submission form posted on the Event page. Presenters can choose which presentation style they prefer: Oral Session, Roundtable Breakout Session, Panel Discussion, or Rapid Fire/Ignite Presentation.
The DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is May 13, 2016 and all submissions must be done electronically. Abstracts must include at least 3 learning objectives and presentations should be pertinent to the conference's theme "Back to the Future - 100 years of Public Health in CT and Beyond". For more detailed directions, visit the Event page or download the Call for Abstracts Directions.
Announcing the 2016 Public Health Awardees!
The Connecticut Public Health Association is pleased to announce the 2016 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.
Debbie L. Humphries, PhD, MPH, 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.
The Witness Project of Connecticut, Bridgeport, CT
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.
Thomas P Meehan, MD, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Hartford, CT
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.
Randy Domina and Elizabeth Schwartz, MPH Candidates, Southern Connecticut State University
Please plan to join us for the CPHA Networking and Awards Breakfast on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 8 am to 10 am at the Energize CT Center in North Haven, CT. Celebrate the National Public Health Week by celebrating our outstanding colleagues in public health. Registration is just $12 and $10 for students. Click to register!
Register Today for the CPHA Networking and Awards Breakfast!
Registration is open for the 2016 CPHA Awards Ceremony and Breakfast! Join us on April 8th at the Energize CT Center in New Haven from 8am to 10am for a networking breakfast and ceremony for the 2016 CPHA award winners. As part of National Public Health Week (April 4th-10th, 2016), CPHA will recognize and honor outstanding professionalism, dedication and contributions to the field of public health within the state of Connecticut. Stay tuned, award winners will be announced soon!