Education program participantsCHA provides cost-effective, high-quality education programs designed to meet the ongoing and emerging needs of healthcare professionals.  In addition to classroom-style programs offered in Wallingford, CHA offers a variety of distance learning options.

Programs at CHA

CHA provides on-site classroom-style education programs in several general areas: executive leadership; management skill building; quality and patient safety; diversity and inclusion; coding and billing; accreditation and regulatory compliance; and emerging issues.  Approximately 50 programs are offered each year, attended by more than 2,000 people.  Many programs provide continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, social workers, coders, health information managers, human resource executives, quality professionals, and others.

Distance Learning

Online Self Learning

Online self learning programs are self-directed programs that allow learners to participate in education activities without leaving their organizations, making them cost and time effective.  They are accessed via the Internet and frequently include exercises and post tests that demonstrate subject matter mastery. CHA offers online self learning programs through, an online training organization developed and run by a group of state hospital associations, including CHA, to provide a wide array of cost-effective online education opportunities for their vendors. Over 200 courses are currently offered through careLearning.


Webinars provide a relatively short (one to two hours), live, interactive presentation using the Internet and telephone conferencing lines.  The learner uses handouts downloaded from the Internet, sees the presenter's slides on screen, hears the presentation over the telephone connection, and can have a moderator submit questions over the Internet.  Webinars provide a cost-effective option allowing a group of people to participate and pay only one telephone connection fee for the group.

A current list of webinars offered is available by clicking either Program Listing or Calendar of Events on the menu.

Inclement weather

In the event of inclement weather, call 203-265-7611 after 6:30 a.m. and select option #4 for a cancellation update.