Community Health Assessment

The health of a community is not just the absence of illness or disease. Rather, the health of a community involves all aspects of life, including economic, recreational, environmental, cultural and spiritual aspects. 

In order to make sound decisions about what is needed for a healthy community, there must be an understanding and a systematic examination of the current health status. QVHD formed a coalition of community partners to look at health indicators for the district in order to identify strengths and weaknesses of the community and subsequently adopt strategies to address community health needs. This Community Health Assessment (CHA) will lead to a Community Health Improvement Plan. The ultimate goal of this project is to improve the health of district residents. 

The Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) Community Health Coalition, serving the towns of Bethany, Hamden, North Haven and Woodbridge, is pleased to present a draft of the Community Health Assessment for your review and comment. The QVHD Community Health Coalition, comprised of individuals from district towns, representing town departments, community organizations and residents, worked together to develop this document. Input was also solicited through a public community conversation and through key informants who represented the full district population, and included subgroups such as seniors, the disabled, civil service and school age children. Comments should be submitted in writing through this website, email (, fax (203 248-6671) or snail mail (1151 Hartford Turnpike, North Haven CT. The closing date for comments is March 20, 2017. 

DRAFT Community Health Assessment

If you would like to join the coalition, please contact QVHD, 203 248-4528 or let us know by email,  The next step for the Coalition wll be to create a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP.)