The 2016 CHA describes the health status of the population of the communities UHD serves, including identifying areas for health improvement, determining factors that contribute to health issues, and identifying assets and resources that can be mobilized to address population health improvement. This assessment was developed through a participatory, collaborative process with diverse sectors of the community.
The Uncas Health District is a non-profit organization that provides local public health services to the municipalities of Bozrah, Griswold, Lebanon, Lisbon, Montville, Norwich, Salem, Sprague, and Voluntown in New London County, Connecticut. The Uncas Health District is undertaking a community health assessment (CHA) to enhance understanding of the health of residents in the communities served by the Uncas Health District and to gain insight regarding how identified health needs are currently being addressed. The overarching goal of the CHA process is to provide a broad portrait of the health of the communities served by Uncas Health District. The CHA will provide a foundation for data-driven community health improvement planning (CHIP) efforts to inform a strategic plan to promote and improve community health. The community served by Uncas Health District was defined as the towns of Bozrah, Griswold, Lebanon, Lisbon, Montville, Norwich, Salem, Sprague, and Voluntown.
The 2017 CHIP describes how community partners will work together to improve the health of the population that UHD serves. This community-driven plan was developed through a collaborative process based on the findings of the 2017 Community Health Assessment. The plan addresses the priority areas of: