Who We Are
The Glastonbury Health Alliance (GHA) is a group of individuals representing various Town organizations who share a vested interest in the health and well-being of the community. Members of the group include representatives from several town departments including, but not limited to:
- Community Development
- Youth & Social Services
- Town Manager's Office
- Parks & Recreation
- Marketing & Communications
- Welles Turner Library
There are also members representing the Board of Education, Housing Authority, Glastonbury EMS, and other health advocates in the community.
The GHA was formed as part of an effort to conduct Glastonbury's first Community Health Assessment, an initiative that will help the Town better understand the current state of health in the community, as well as identify areas for potential improvement. In partnership with Harvest Development Group, the GHA recently facilitated a variety of data collection activities to gather feedback and analyze responses regarding the health and quality of life in Glastonbury. Data collection processes included an electronic survey, key contributor interviews, and focus groups in an attempt to gather input from diverse subsets of the Glastonbury population. Information gathered throughout the process will ultimately be incorporated into a comprehensive Community Health Assessment report. This document will be made available for public input upon completion and will be a valuable resource in creating a corresponding community health implementation plan.
Citizen Input/Electronic Survey
Focus groups and data analysis activities have been completed and information is currently being reviewed. The electronic survey was available over the summer to citizens who work and/or live in Glastonbury.
If you'd like more information on the GHA or the Community Health Assessment process, please contact Wendy Mis, Glastonbury's Director of Health, at wendy.mis@Glastonbury-ct.gov. Be sure to check back here, as well as the Town Facebook page, for updates on this exciting health initiative!