The Center for Public Health and Health Policy (CPHHP) is a programmatic, research, and policy center. It is organized as a cross-campus, interdepartmental center reporting equally to the Provost through the Vice-Provost for Research and Graduate Education and to the Vice President for Health Affairs.
CPHHP serves to coordinate public health-related activities within the University, and merges public health-related fiscal outlays across the University. CPHHP partners with the School of Business on health policy projects and initiatives. The Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy; the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; and the Neag School of Education partner with CPHHP on several service-learning experiential enrichment programs for graduate students, undergraduates, along with the Youth Health Service Corps for high school students through CT AHEC and Husky Programs. University-community partnerships have been nurtured and developed for many years, and service-learning programs are offered at a variety of community sites throughout Connecticut.
CPHHP houses a growing public health infrastructure. In collaboration with various state, local, and university entities, CPHHP is working to develop and implement the Connecticut Health Information Network (CHIN), and the Urban Health Partnership for the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS, as well as provide expertise to the Connecticut General Assembly and state government about health policy and health insurance mandates. We also work to enhance research on health promotion, disease prevention, and population health in the workplace, community, and corrections facilities.
A Coordinating Committee, representing public health strengths from across the university, provides oversight for all CPHHP programs. This committee provides counsel to the Center leadership and guides the development of resources to support the campus-wide doctoral programs and to respond to state and regional needs for resources. Faculty and staff from across the university provide support on specific aspects of Center work—including education, urban health, research, and policy.
Last update: February 6, 2013 - CCC