Healthy Connecticut 2025

Healthy People in Healthy, Equitable Connecticut Communities

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Healthy Connecticut 2025 builds upon the Healthy Connecticut 2020 initiative, launched in 2014, to advance health promotion and disease prevention through cross-sector partner collaboration and by specifically addressing the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health that create and perpetuate poor health outcomes for CT residents.

Our Vision

Through effective assessment, prevention, and policy development,
the Connecticut Department of Public Health and its stakeholders and partners
provide every Connecticut resident equitable opportunities to be healthy throughout their lifetimes
and are accountable to making measurable improvements toward health equity.

Guided by this vision for health equity, CT DPH staff, Coalition partners, and external stakeholders collaborated to develop the State Health Assessment (SHA), the actionable foundation for the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). 



The Public Comment Period for the 2019 State Health Assessment is now closed.

CT DPH thanks you for your feedback.


SHIP Coalition Summit: Navigating Towards Health Equity 

Kicks Off State Health Improvement Planning 2020-2025

On September 20, 2019, the SHIP Coalition came together to consider a selection of findings from the draft State Health Assessment 2.0 (SHA 2.0) and take the first step in planning for future health improvement priorities to be included in the State Health Improvement Plan 2.0 (SHIP 2.0). The theme of many conversations through the day references the challenges faced in achieving health equity for all Connecticut residents. According to the CDC, health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to "attain his or her full health potential" and no one is "disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances."

Summit Meeting Materials

SHIP Summit Agenda
SHIP Summit Summary
    Results: Social Determinants of Health Exercise
    Results: Jigsaw Exercise
SHA Findings Data Packet
Overview and Background of the SHIP
2017-2019 SHIP Policy Agenda
SHIP Action Team Highlights
Social Determinants of Health and Group Activities
Suggested Self-Study Courses and Webinars on Innovation and Systems Thinking