Connecticut is a very high ranking state in regards to the overall health of its citizens. According to the United Health Foundation, the state is ranked as the third healthiest state, and has one of the lowest rates of obesity in the country. The state also has a low smoking population, low child poverty, and extensive immunization coverage for children and adults.
Connecticut has many strong community programs to educate and support state residents in making wise decisions about their health. The University of Connecticut Health Center hosts many educational classes and programs that provide information on various health topics and concerns, including diseases like diabetes and kidney disease.
Recently, Connecticut's Department of Health has instituted a nutrition campaign in preschools. This educational program aims to teach parents and children about the importance of physical activity and nutritional food choices. Such a program demonstrates how committed the state is to healthy lifestyles across all age groups to maintain its high quality of public health.
One of the few weaknesses that Connecticut has is the population's prevalence of binge drinking. The state had the sixth highest binge drinking rate in 2011. Though recreational drinking is popular in Connecticut, the statistic also factors in the large college student population. College students on average drink more than 4 or 5 drinks on one occasion per month, and with the large number of colleges located within the state, it comes as no surprise that their binge drinking statistic is relatively high. However, there are many initiatives working with Connecticut college and university campuses to educate the public about the negative effects and consequences of binge drinking.
Most medical providers in Connecticut are expected to have active ACLS certification. It is easy and convenient to become certified, or renew your certification, by signing up here and getting certified online through the ACLS Certification Institute.
Can I take your online course in Connecticut?
Because the ACLS Certification Institute is accepted nationwide, you can complete our online course from any state, including Connecticut.
Will the ACLS card mention that I completed an online program?
No, the card will not mention that you completed your certification online. The certification cards that we issue are identical to the cards one would obtain through a classroom-taught ACLS program.
Does the course material use the newest ACLS criteria?
Yes, our training material is updated to meet the latest ACLS guidelines that were updated in 2010.
|Stamford Emergency Medical Services, Inc.||684 Long Ridge Rd|
Stamford, CT 06902-1225
|EMS Institute, Sharon||One Low Road|
Sharon, CT 06069-2014
|Norwalk Hospital||34 Maple St|
Norwalk, CT 06850
|American Professional Ed||1 American Way|
Norwich, CT 06360-5634
|American Medical Response||58 Middletown Avenue|
New Haven, CT 06513
|Greenwich EMS||1111 E Putnam Ave|
Riverside, CT 06878-1335
|Bridgeport Hospital||267 Grant St Bridgeport Hospital|
Bridgeport, CT 06610
|The Hospital of Central CT-New Britain Campus||81 Meriden Avenue|
Southington, CT 06489
|Manchester CPR Programs||PO Box 1617 Po Box 1617|
Manchester, CT 06045-1617
|Hunter`s Ambulance Service||450 W Main St|
Meriden, CT 06451-2708
|Danbury Hospital||24 Hospital Ave, 6 North Dept of Nursing Education|
Danbury, CT 06810
|Waterbury Hospital||64 Robbins St|
Waterbury, CT 06708
|Bristol Hospital||371 Terryville Ave|
Bristol, CT 06010
|Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center||114 Woodland St|
Hartford, CT 06105
|New Britain Emergency Medical Service||225 Arch St|
New Britain, CT 06050-2018
|Lawrence & Memorial Hospital||365 Montauk Ave Diane Haigh Educ|
New London, CT 06320
|Emergency Medical Group LLC, Inc.||140 Sherman Street - 5th Floor|
Fairfield, CT 06824
|Survival Group, LLC||112 Washington Ave|
North Haven, CT 06473-1723
|Middlesex Hospital||28 Crescent St|
Middletown, CT 06457
|Griffin Hospital||130 Division St|
Derby, CT 06418-1326
Connecticut became the 7th state in 1788. The state capitol of Connecticut is Hartford with a population of 124,397 people (2005 Census). Bridgeport is the largest city in the state, with 139,008 people (2005 Census). The population of Connecticut is 3,510,297. Connecticut is comprised of 4,844 square miles of coastline, lowlands, and hilly uplands. The state flower is the mountain laurel. The state bird is the American robin. The state insect of Connecticut is the praying mantis.
The first known explorer of Connecticut was Dutch navigator Adriaen Block in 1614, which sailed up the Connecticut River. Dutch colonists began building forts and trading near what is now Hartford in 1633. These areas were lost to English Puritans soon thereafter. In the 1630's English settlements began forming in Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor. These three areas were united in 1639 to form the Connecticut Colony under the Fundamental Orders. During the Revolutionary War, Connecticut became one of the most industrialized states in the United States.
Considered then to be an arsenal, and continuing today with their factories for weapons, jet engines, helicopter motors, submarines, etc. Connecticut is steeped in war and weapon history. Currently, Connecticut still leads in industry and innovation. The Hartford Courant newspaper is the oldest newspaper in the United States to still be published, and began in 1764. Connecticut is the head of New England's agricultural productions such as eggs, peaches, pears and mushrooms.
Connecticut's oyster crop is also the second largest in the United States. Popular with tourists largely due to the Long Island Sound and its 250 miles of coastline, Connecticut is a major tourist spot. Connecticut is also popular because of famous historical and notable icons such as Ethan Allen, P. T. Barnum, Charles Goodyear, Katharine Hepburn, Dorothy Hamill, Benjamin Spock, Mark Twain, and others.