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For 100 years, the Connecticut Public Health Association has been committed to improving the quality of the public health profession and advocating for policies and programs that promote health and prevent disease. Our members, representing a wide variety of disciplines, are united in the goal of protecting and promoting the public's health.

CPHA has invested its advocacy and education resources in key areas of public health such as Public Health Infrastructure, Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Health Literacy, Universal Health Care, Environmental Health, and Disease Prevention. CPHA is continually growing to meet the state's public health priorities as they change and evolve over time.

The CPHA Vision Statement

To make each generation of Connecticut healthier than the last.

The CPHA Mission Statement

To provide statewide leadership for the promotion of health and the prevention of disease through communication, advocacy, education, research, and professional and workforce development.

This is accomplished through:

Professional Development and Education/Networking

  • Join public health professionals from across the state for meetings, panel discussions and workshops. Take advantage of numerous networking opportunities with your peers and expand your circle of professional contacts. Frequent educational workshops offer Continuing Health Education Specialists (CHES) credits.

Public Health Advocacy

  • CPHA offers trainings for public health students and professionals on how to become advocates for legislation and policy that will advance health equity.  We track state and federal public health bills throughout the legislative session, and submit oral and written testimony.


  • Since 2007, CPHA’s Mentors on Request (MOR) has connected public health organizations with educational institutions to prepare youth and young adults for community service, healthier lifestyles and careers in public health.  As of 2017,  the MOR has grown to 45 public health organizational members that provide a continuum of experiential learning to students: from classroom presentations on timely public health topics to job shadowing and internships.  


  • CPHA newsletters and news briefs provide information about public health locally and nationally. Featured articles include legislative updats, health education programs, and information on new programs and initiatives.


  • Receive recognition for your accomplisments by submitting articles to the newsletters, by serving on a CPHA committee, and by presenting at membership meetings.

Click here for the CPHA Bylaws

Click here for the CPHA Certificate of Incorporation

Read the CPHA Logo Use Policy and download the CPHA Logo HERE.

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