The Planning Branch is responsible for comprehensive health planning services and technical assistance to DPH staff and local, regional, and state partners. The Planning Branch encompasses the entire planning process including data surveillance, assessment, analysis, and research; priority and policy development; and developing the workforce to support the departmentís strategic plans and priorities. It provides database goals and objectives with respect to the appropriate supply, distribution and organization of public health resources.
The branch consists of four sections:
- Epidemiologic consultation to programs within DPH and other agencies doing public health research
- Oversees review and approval of research applications from researchers who want to use DPH data
- Maintains the Connecticut Tumor Registry, an electronic database of information on over 735,000 cancers diagnosed in Connecticut residents from 1935 through 2002, which is used by staff and other researchers to examine cancer patterns, risk factors and other cancer concerns in Connecticut.
Health Information Systems and Reporting
State Health Planning
- Provides support and technical assistance to the department, other state agencies and policymakers in assessing public health resource needs and setting public health priorities
- Develops and manages workgroups to assure a comprehensive and coordinated planning process within the department
- Develops and maintains the Stateís Health Plan and Public Health Emergency Response Plan
Workforce and Professional Development
- Provides opportunities for basic public health professional training
- Provides professional development and continuing education opportunities to improve public health worker competencies
- Develops and promotes distance learning technology
- Develops public health workforce recruitment and retention programs
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