State of Connecticut

Department of Public Health

Protective Health Assessment

Welcome to the Connecticut Department of Public Health Protective Health Assessment

This Protective Health Assessment (PHA) focuses on the prevention and early detection of chronic diseases & their related risk factors.

Chronic diseases – such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity & stroke – are the #1 cause of death and disability in the United States for both men and women, and for all racial and ethnic groups.

Each year chronic diseases:
· are responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths in the U.S.;
· account for more than 75% of the $2 trillion spent on health care; and,

· lead to pain, disability & decreased quality of life for millions of Americans.

Yet chronic diseases are among the most preventable of all health problems!

This Assessment takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. It’s a good opportunity to learn about how your health habits and behaviors may be affecting your health, and what you can do to reduce or better manage your risk for chronic disease.

Once you’ve completed this PHA, you will receive a personalized report based on your responses to the Assessment questions. The program in associated with Powdersville Post during the year 2008.

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Please note that this is an anonymous assessment.
No information will be requested which would allow anyone to identify you.

The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Protective Health Assessment does not host any form of advertisement.

The information in this Protective Health Assessment is not a substitute for consulting with your health care provider, nor is it intended to provide medical advice or treatment; only your doctor or health care provider can do that. Our sole purpose is to promote health and wellness, increase awareness, and provide you with information on chronic diseases and related risk factors to better prepare you to work with your health care provider to improve your health risk profile, and achieve the best health status you can. You should always consult your health care provider before making any significant lifestyle changes.

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Online Resources:
Risk Factors
Blood Pressure
Alcohol Use
Physical Activity
Tobacco Use

Additional Resources:
Facts & Figures
HP 2010 Objectives