CT Department of Public Health Data Day

Please help us celebrate National Public Health Week by joining us on April 7, 2014 for an informational forum on public health data collected and available through the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). Attendees will hear from several programs across DPH that maintain important databases and information management systems in the areas of infectious disease, chronic disease, hospitalizations, maternal and child health and environmental health. Topics of discussion will cover many data systems, including: • Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data (HIDD) • Cancer Surveillance and Epidemiology (SEER Data Management System) • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) •…

Governor Malloy Addresses Release of New Cancer Plan

At a press conference held at the State Capitol this morning, the Connecticut Cancer Partnership launched the Connecticut Cancer Plan 2014 – 2017. Dr. Andrew Salner, Partnership Board Member, described the work and history of the Partnership before introducing Governor Dannel Malloy, who discussed the importance of cancer control both from a personal and statewide perspective. Board Chair Linda Mowad noted that this Plan, “the third produced by the Partnership, recognizes the importance of common behavioral risk factors for chronic disease prevention, including cancer, and the effectiveness of population-based approaches to large scale reductions in disparities and improvements in outcomes,…