DPH has been working for over a year to develop CT’s State Health Assessment and Health Improvement Plan — a comprehensive plan to identify health challenges in CT, set priorities and create an action plan to address them. The process has been collaborative, inclusive, transparent and through. The plan focused on promoting health equity, ensuring action steps are feasible, effective and designed to engage and inspire communities. The plan is evidence-based with a focus on systems change. The plan set seven final priority issues with dozens of measurable benchmarks under each. Now comes the hard part – implementing the plan.