The Department of Public Health is the lead agency for public health planning in Connecticut. It is mandated to prepare a multi-year state health plan that provides an assessment of the health of Connecticut's population and the availability of health facilities. (CGS Sec. 19a-7.)
Beginning in 2012, DPH, in collaboration with community partners from across the state, is undertaking a major initiative to develop a comprehensive State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan. The activities are part of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative, and will fulfill key prerequisites for national accreditation.
ARCHIVE OF CONNECTICUT STATE HEALTH PLANS
Connecticut Public Health Plan: 1959 Revisions to the 1958-1960 Public Health Plan (1959)
State Plans for Comprehensive State Health Planning (1960-1970)
Connecticut State Public Health Plan (1968)
Health, Connecticut: Looking Ahead, Planning Ahead (1986)
A comprehensive plan covering the health of Connecticut residents, the state’s health care delivery system, the need for health services and programs, and their fiscal implications. (Not available in electronic format. Archival copies can be viewed at the Connecticut State Library and the DPH Planning Library.)
Healthy Connecticut 2000 Baseline Assessment Report (1994) PDF 2.7 MB
Modeled on the national Healthy People initiative, set more than 100 health status and risk reduction objectives for the state in 17 priority areas.
Healthy Connecticut 2000 Replacements and Additions (1997) PDF 5 MB
A supplement to the original document, adding two “services and protection” priority areas with objectives aimed at increasing the accessibility and quality of preventive care services.
(1999) PDF, 8.3 MB
A review of the health status of Connecticut residents and assessment of health facilities and health services delivery. Sets 25 ranked public health priorities.
Healthy Connecticut 2000 Final Report (2005) PDF, 216 MB
An evaluation of the state’s progress toward and success in achieving Connecticut’s year 2000 objectives. Offers both current and historical views of health status and health services, and highlights successes and challenges.
Healthy Connecticut 2010 Final Report (2010) PDF, 4.6 MB
A description of progress made during the past decade for 33 objectives to improve the health of Connecticut residents and eliminate disparities, based on the 10 Leading Health Indicators from the national health agenda, Healthy People 2010.
For more information, please phone Public Health Systems Improvement at DPH (860-509-8070).