Health is the product of many factors, some of which are outside the traditional purview of public health and health care. These factors include include social and physical environmental conditions arising from or affected by policies and activities in sectors that are not usually considered health-related. Examples of these determinants of health are agriculture, transportation, recreation, housing, and public safety.
The Connecticut Health Improvement Planning Coalition is a diverse partnership of local, regional, and statewide organizations and agencies that address public health from a variety of traditional and non-traditional perspectives.
The Coalition was established in January, 2013 to collaborate with DPH in developing a comprehensive Health Improvement Plan for Connecticut residents, based largely on the results of the 2013 Connecticut State Health Assessment. Work Groups consisting of representatives from the Coalition's member organizations and other interested individuals are forging goals, objectives, and evidence-based strategies for each of the Plan's focus areas, and an Advisory Council advises DPH on development of the Plan.
More Information about the Coalition
Member Organizations (as of 1/31/13) (PDF)
Coalition Kick-off Meeting, January 31, 2013
> Welcome and Introductory Remarks (PDF)
> Complete Portfolio of Hand-outs (PDF, 4.6 MB)
> Invitation to Kick-off Meeting
> Meeting Agenda
> Meeting Participants
> Coalition Charter
> Focus Area Work Group Leaders Charter
> Advisory Council Charter
> Focus Areas & Areas of Concentration for the Plan
> Cross-cutting Themes for the Plan
> Preliminary Findings from State Health Assessment (PDF, 3 MB)
> Post-meeting Comments from Attendees
Related Web Pages
>>> Connecticut State Health Assessment and Health Improvement Plan
>>> Public Health Improvement and National Accreditation
>>> Public Forums on State Health Assessment and Improvement Plan