Making Our Systems Work for Children

January 4, 2016

Rep Patricia Dillon participated in a roundtable discussion at Clifford Beers Clinic on the family based work of Wraparound New Haven and New Haven Trauma Coalition.

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Budget Update

December 21, 2015

The new budget framework is better for New Haven’s economy than the executive proposal. We successfully restored items proposed for elimination and provided some relief to services and to the New Haven economy.

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Preventing Substance Abuse

December 11, 2015

Representative Sean Scanlon has been chosen by AIDS Connecticut to receive their 2015 Clarence Daniels Award for Outstanding Advocacy for his efforts to pass Public Act 15-198: An Act Concerning Substance Abuse and Opioid Overdose Protection. The new law, PA 15-198, took effect on October 1st.

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Connecticut 6th Healthiest State

December 10, 2015

Connecticut is the 6th healthiest state in the U.S. according to America’s Health Rankings Annual Report. The report found that since last year we have improved in the areas of infectious diseases, cancer deaths, and childhood poverty but still face challenges on drug-related deaths and health disparity. You can view the study here.

As Co-Chair of the Public Health Committee, I am happy to see Connecticut ranking in the top ten healthiest states in the country but recognize that there is always room for improvement.

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