Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan

The Community Health Coalition, serving the towns of Bethany, Hamden, North Haven and Woodbridge, adopted the Community Health Assessment on May 5, 2017. The Community Heath Improvement Plan was presented on June 20, 2019 at the Community Health Coalition meeting. You can review it here.

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) led to the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The ultimate goal of this project is to improve the health of district residents. 

The 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.