HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State officials want to come up with a roadmap to make Connecticut healthier by 2020.
Starting next week, the Department of Public Health will hold forums in all eight counties to hear about issues and problems facing the community's health. They're also seeking ideas for making Connecticut a healthier place to live.
The first forum will be held Sept. 10 at Rockville High School in Vernon. Others are planned for Willimantic, Hartford, Torrington, Bridgeport, New Haven, Norwich and Middletown.
The forums are part of the State Health Assessment that's underway, tracking information that will ultimately be used to identify the health issues facing residents and then mobilize resources.
Information already collected about the population's health shows that many Connecticut residents struggle with obesity, asthma, heart disease and other problems.