COVID-19 Community Levels Map Update, Jan. 27, 2023: The CDC has listed three Connecticut Counties—Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven Counties—in the High/Orange category as part of its weekly COVID-19 Community Levels update. Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category.  Because all eight Connecticut counties are either in the High or Medium categories, the Connecticut Department of Public Health recommends that all residents consider wearing a mask in public indoor spaces. People who are at high risk for severe illness should consider additional measures to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

Please visit to request four free COVID-19 self-test kits from the Federal Government. Find a location that has a supply of COVID-19 therapeutics as part of the Test to Treat initiative here. The complete DPH COVID-19 toolbox is located at

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). 

Thank you to the many organizations and individuals who participated in the partner and public engagement process and contributed to the development of the health assessment.

Check out more information on the SHIP Advisory Council

Check out more information on the CT Health Improvement Coalition







Action Teams new to Healthy CT 2025:





Action Teams offering continued support:




The SHIP Coalition Summit: Navigating Towards Health Equity






National Resources:

CDC Community Health Status Indicator

CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator

County Health Rankings

America’s Health Rankings

America’s Health Ranking Senior Report