Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan

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, adopted the Community Health Assessment on May 5, 2017. You can review it here.

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.  

The next step is to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP.) If you would like to join the coalition and be part of this exciting initiative, please contact QVHD, 203 248-4528 or let us know by email,