The Connecticut Healthy Living Collective
The Connecticut Healthy Living Collective (CHLC) is comprised of state, regional and local agencies and organizations dedicated to healthy aging in communities throughout our state, and to providing leadership and visibility for the challenges and opportunities faced by Connecticut’s growing aging population.
A key initiative of CHLC, this public education website provides fast, easy access to participation in evidence-based programs such as Live Well with Chronic Conditions, Live Well with Diabetes and Live Well with Chronic Pain, and the Aging Mastery Program, and supports the Collective’s mission to provide access to healthy living programs throughout the lifespan.
This website has been created to help people find workshops in Connecticut, and enhance coordination efforts among partners. This website is supported by funds made available from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Office for State, Tribal and Territorial Support under grant 1305. The content of this website are those of the creators and do not necessarily represent the official position or endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Connecticut Department of Public Health or the Connecticut Department on Aging.
Our Website Collaborators
Connecticut Community Care (CCCI)
Connecticut Community Care is a statewide nonprofit care management organizations, serving more than 15,000 older adults and people with disabilities throughout the state, and providing wellness and prevention programs, and corporate and community education services. Connecticut Community Care is the lead partner of The Connecticut Healthy Living Collective.
Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH)
The Connecticut Department of Public Health is a key partner on the Live Well program in Connecticut and has collaborated on the CT Healthy Living website. The DPH Diabetes Prevention and Control Program works with partners to increase diabetes awareness to the residents of Connecticut and to provide diabetes information to health care professionals. The mission of the DPH is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state. DPH holds the license to administer the Stanford University Diabetes Self-Management Program (Live Well with Diabetes).
State Department of Aging and Disability Services: State Unit on Aging
The Connecticut State Department of Aging and Disability is also a key partner on the Live Well program in Connecticut. The SDA was established in 2013 to ensure that Connecticut’s elders have access to the supportive services necessary to live with dignity, security, and independence. The SDA is responsible for planning, developing, and administering a comprehensive and integrated service delivery system for older persons in Connecticut. SDA holds the license to administer the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (Live Well).
Connecticut Area Agencies on Aging
Connecticut’s five Area Agencies on Aging provide direct service to seniors, including Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services. They administer Live Well programs throughout Connecticut.
Qualidigm’s mission is to advance the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of health care. As a health care consulting and research firm, they apply state-of-the-art techniques in measurement, analysis and process improvement to achieve the best value for each of their clients. Qualidigm has been a collaborator on the CT Healthy Living website.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. CDC increases the health security of our nation.
This website is supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support under grant 1305.
Director, Government Initiatives
Connecticut Community Care