Yesterday I had the opportunity to celebrate Connecticut’s artistic community at Arts Day at the State Capitol. I’m glad I was able to join my colleagues and the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to speak about the importance of art to our state.
We have a great community of students, parents, teachers and administrators at Milner School in Hartford. I was happy to work with Dattco to make sure the children had transportation to a bowling outing as a prize for the school’s Perfect Attendance Incentive program.
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.
It was great speaking with residents of Mary Mahoney Village on Vine Street in Hartford and representatives of the Hartford Housing Authority. It is always a pleasure to visit especially during the holiday season and the decorations were impressive!