In 2013, CHA launched Living Our Mission: Building Healthier Choices, a statewide initiative focused on improving employee health. The program establishes hospitals as models of good health for their communities.
The initiative is based on the 2012 AHA report, A Call to Action: Creating a Culture of Health, which emphasizes the critical role hospitals play in their communities, the financial case for addressing employee health, and the opportunities to prepare for accountable care and population health management. The CHA Committee on Human Resources established the Subcommittee on Employee Wellness and Population Health Management, which developed the initiative.
CHA will support hospitals’ development and implementation of strategies to improve employee health by providing resources, educational programs, and best practices.
In addition to the Living Our Mission: Building Healthier Choices initiative, CHA and partners have sponsored the Smoke-Free Connecticut Hospital Campuses and the mandatory influenza vaccination policy for healthcare workers.