• Advancing & Promoting Health Connections

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  • Encouraging Healthy Eating & Active Living

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  • Improving Reproductive Health & Sexual Behaviors

    FOCUS AREA IIIREAD MORE

What is CHIP?
  • Hartford’s CHIP, or “Community Health Improvement Plan,” defines a vision for the health of Hartford. The CHIP is a comprehensive plan for improving the health and quality of life of people who live, work, and play in Hartford. It was developed by Hartford’s Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with other agencies and organizations, which helped determine the plan’s priorities, goals and strategies. The CHIP provides guidance to the department, its partners and its stakeholders. The creation of a CHIP is a customary public health best-practice and meets a national standard for all accredited public health departments.
  • Hartford’s 126,000 residents face many health challenges. The city’s infant mortality rate is twice Connecticut’s overall rate. Nearly four out of ten Hartford preschoolers are overweight -- well above the federal government’s 15% target. Hartford’s teen birth rate is nearly triple that of the state’s. And while the city accounts for less than four percent of the state’s total population, nearly one-fifth of people living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut live in Hartford.

CHIP
INFOGRAPHIC 2015

How can you get an overall understanding of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)? Download our infographic poster!

When you download the CHIP infographic, you will have further knowledge about:

  • what is CHIP
  • what are the goals
  • what actions are needed for a healthy Hartford
  • what services and programs are offered

 

Click here to download the poster!

 

Hartford Department of Health
and Human Services

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Hartford CT, 06112

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