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Forum to gather input on Conn. health issues


HARTFORD (AP) — The state Department of Public Health has scheduled its latest forum to hear about public health issues and problems facing communities across the state. The events are part of the agency’s State Health Assessment and Improvement Plan, an effort to track information to identify the health issues facing residents and to mobilize resources. The forums, which kicked off earlier this month, have been scheduled in all eight counties.

The next event will be held Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

Other forums are planned for Thursday at Torrington City Hall; Oct. 8 at the Discovery Magnet School cafeteria in Bridgeport; Oct. 10 at Hill Regional Career High School in New Haven; Oct. 17 at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich; and Oct. 21 at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown.

In a recent interview, Dr. Jewel Mullen, the state’s public health commissioner, said the agency has already identified numerous health-related issues facing Connecticut residents including childhood obesity, diabetes and poor access to healthy foods in urban and rural communities.

“We want people to tell us what we missed and what else we should be thinking about,” she said.

The agency plans to issue a report later this year titled “Healthy Connecticut 2020,” which proposes a road map for making the state healthier by 2020. Similar to the federal initiative known as Healthy People, the plan will include benchmarks to determine whether the state is actually healthier by 2020.



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