Become a Community Partner

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Health Matters! Partner!  As a Partner your organization will become a part of the network to move New Haven towards being the healthiest city in the nation. Partners will be asked to make meaningful commitments that support the aims of Health Matters! and improve the health status of New Haven.


Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut (West Rock)

The Children’s Community Programs of CT, Inc. is a private, non-profit, multi-service agency.  We are committed to providing diverse and creative support services to children and families throughout Connecticut to ensure that every child counts.

Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) Foundation

The Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) Foundation is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) supporting organization whose core purpose is to support and improve the Connecticut Mental Health Center by engaging in charitable activities that enrich and promote the center’s commitment to excellence in care, research and education.  The CMHC Foundation raises and administers funds and sponsors programs and public education that help people in mental health and addictions recovery sustain healthy and meaningful lives in the community.  Founded in 1966 at 34 Park Street in New Haven’s Hill neighborhood, the Connecticut Mental Health Center is an urban community mental health facility that serves over 4,000 women and men in greater New Haven with a range of supportive behavioral health services.  A collaborative endeavor of the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, CMHC is an internationally recognized center for mental health and addiction treatment, training and education, and research into the causes, courses, outcomes, and treatments of serious psychiatric and substance use disorders.  CMHC is also the lead agency for the Community Services Network, a consortium of 18 agencies in Greater New Haven that provide a range of coordinated behavioral health supports and services.

New Haven Family Alliance

The mission of the New Haven Family Alliance is to foster family well- being by strengthening parent’s ability to provide a sustaining, healthy and nurturing environment for their children, and by providing supports for children and youth so they thrive physically, emotionally, socially, academically and spiritually. Established 20 years ago as a child welfare reform agency, the NHFA employs multiple approaches to reach its goal of improving children’s developmental outcomes and improving the quality of life for children and families in greater New Haven.

New Haven Healthy Start

New Haven Healthy Start, a program of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, is funded by the federal government and is designed with a community-driven approach for reducing infant mortality and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities.

West River Food Group Survey

The West River Food Group Survey is a joint project between a number of Yale Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, CARE,  and the West River Neighborhood Services Corporation to assess the community “buy-in” for alternative food models (including cooperatives) in the West River neighborhood.

The Saint Raphael Healthcare System

The Hospital of Saint Raphael is a 511-bed community teaching hospital affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine.  Saint Raphael’s is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and is dedicated to offering technologically advanced care, delivered with compassion and respect for the dignity of each individual.  Clinical services of particular distinction include:  joint replacements; bariatric, spine, and vascular surgery; cardiac and cancer care; women’s and children’s services, senior services, and psychiatric services.

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The AIMS of Health Matters:

  • Change the way we talk about health;

  • Leverage existing and new health promoting initiatives for greater community impact; and,

  • Create or support policies that foster a healthier, stronger community.

Your interest and commitment will ensure the long-term success of this movement to improve the health status of New Haven. As a Partner you agree to participate the following activities:

  • Display Health Matters! materials and signage within my organization;

  • Host at least 1 film showing of the Visions of a Healthier New Haven short documentary or any other type of New Haven Health Equity Alliance / Health Matters! event (e.g., community dialogues, film showings and other related community events).

  • Use agency resources to advertise Health Matters! events and partnerships (via websites, newsletters, email blasts, etc.). This also includes posting Health Matters! event materials.

  • Take the Health Matters! pledge to create a healthier New Haven.

  • In addition to the above, my organization would like to get involved in the following ways: