DERBY — Griffin Hospital and the Naugatuck Valley Health District invite the community to a free discussion on “Improving Community Health in the Valley” from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

The discussion will feature an overview of the Valley’s 2016-2018 Community Health Improvement Plan, which was developed based on community input on health priorities and data from the “Understanding the Valley Region” report published last fall.

The CHIP includes the following seven key focus areas for improvement — Creation of a Community CARE Team; Chronic Disease Management & Prevention; Substance Use Prevention; Childhood Obesity Prevention; Lung Cancer Screening/Smoking Cessation; Asthma Prevention & Self-Management; and Healthy Homes.

Participants will learn more about the CHIP and will be invited to share their input about improving community health and well-being in the Valley.

Please RSVP to 203-732-1511 or register on Griffin’s online calendar at