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

CPHA is committed to advocating for, and educating on, 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's Vision Statement

To make each generation of Connecticut healthier than the last.

CPHA's 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.

To accomplish our mission, CPHA offers the following opportunities for members:  

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. Our educational workshops often 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 policies that will advance health equity. We will help you track state and federal public health bills throughout the legislative session, submit oral and written testimony, and write opinion pieces and letters to your local newspapers on a variety of public health issues.


  • 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 and careers in public health. MOR has over 45 organizational members that provide students with experiential learning opportunities such as classroom presentations on timely public health topics, job-shadowing, and internships, among others.   


  • Be recognized by your peers when you submit articles to the newsletter, serve on a CPHA committee, or present 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.