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Promising Health Interventions Inventoried by a Network of Diverse Experts for Regional Application (PHINDER)

Welcome to PHINDER - a clearinghouse of promising and best practices for health promotion in various settings.

The New England Region PHINDER Project is the first such program positioned to serve as an exciting national model to disseminate tested and effective, best-practice programs designed for a variety of settings, such as worksites, schools, communities, etc., to address the seven most prevalent chronic diseases.

Many promising health promotion practices of widely varying intensity have been devised for diverse settings; however, universal access to a detailed searchable inventory of such practices does not exist. PHINDER was developed to do just that.

The PHINDER clearinghouse includes program information supplied by faculty at the schools of public health, medicine, and nursing, as well as the six state health departments in the New England region.

PHINDER was developed through a collaboration of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) - CT Chapter, and the Connecticut Cancer Partnership/CT State Department of Public Health.

If you would like additional information about PHINDER. please contact Dr. David Katz, Director, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center via email at katzdl@pol.net.

PHINDER Advisory Board

The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center would like to thank the PHINDER Advisory Board for their contributions:

Michael R. Milner, DHSc, PA-C, Rear Admiral

Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Health Services Officer U.S. Public Health Service

Kenneth Thorpe, PhD

Executive Director Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Bertram Yaffe

President, NECON

J. Robert Galvin, MD, MPH, MBA

Commissioner, State of CT DPH

Brenda Harvey

Commissioner, ME DHHS

John Auerbach

Commissioner of Health, MA DPH

Nicholas A. Toumpas, MBA

Commissioner, NH DHHS

David R. Gifford, MD, MPH

Director of Health, RI DPH

Wendy Davis, MD

Commissioner VT Department of Health

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP

Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center