Hartbeat in Motion

Discover what truly motivates you through movement workshops.

Maternal and Child Health

The MCHD offers essential services and programs to promote maternal and child health and support families from pregnancy to early childhood. 

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Senior and Community Division
is dedicated to serving the needs of the city's senior citizens and vulnerable populations. 
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Smoke-Free Housing Policy Implementation Kit

Smoke-free policies are becoming standard for multi-unit housing. Interested in implementing a non-smoking policy on your multiunit rental properties, our toolkit can help you learn how.

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dhhslogoartboard 12xOur mission is to provide high-quality services that prevent adverse health outcomes, promote healthy lifestyles, and create a healthy environment. 

The Hartford Health Department supports residents' well-being through health programs, information, and education. The department focuses on individuals across all stages of life for all residents to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

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Cooling Centers

Albany Library
1250 Albany Ave.
Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-5:00

Barbour Library
261 Barbour St.
Wednesday and Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-5:00

Camp Field Library
30 Campfield Ave.
Wednesday and Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-5:00

Dwight Library
7 New Park Ave.
Wednesday and Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-5:00

Park Street Library @ the Lyric
603 Park St.
Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-5:00

Center Church
60 Gold Street (Enter using the Lewis Street entrance)
Wednesday: 2:00-7:00
Thursday: 10:00-6:00
Friday: TBD


Smoke-Free Housing Policy Implementation Kit And Webinar

This workshop series is for Hartford landlords looking to adopt or enforce a smoke-free housing policy on their property. The goal is to eliminate secondhand smoke exposure while protecting your property and creating a healthier city.

Health News, Events & Updates

Hartford Parks
Be Active: Tips & Tools

The Capital City offers endless opportunities to get fit, have fun, and explore what the city offers. Hartford's excellent park system and recreational facilities provide great programs at no cost throughout the year. Get started here! Being active makes you feel good! 

Start moving by making small changes

However you choose to move, it’s all good for your health and wellbeing.

Making small changes to your routine by including small bursts of activity throughout your day all adds up and makes it easier to stay active. So whether it’s a 10-minute seated or yoga workout in the morning, a bike ride, walking your dog or walking during your lunch break at work, playing with your children, or even moving when talking on the phone – every little helps to start improving your health.

Build new habits

Repeat the activities you enjoy daily and keep trying new activities that motivate you.

Doing your activities at the same time every day can help you build activity into your routine. Regularly taking the time to recognize how what you’re doing is helping you to meet your goals can also help to create a habit.


Hartford Health and Human Services

131 Coventry Street
Hartford, CT 06112

Contact Info

(860) 757-4700


Sunday Closed
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday Closed