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The City of Hartford Department of Health and Human Services

The Administration Division provides a variety of support services for the Director’s Office and the programmatic Divisions of the Department. Services include budget administration; grant and contract management; accounting and procurement functions; epidemiology; and public health preparedness. The Administration Division can be reached through the Department’s main phone number at (860) 757-4700.


Liany Elba Arroyo, MPH, CPH
Director of Health and Human Services

Previously Liany Elba Arroyo was the senior director of health equity at the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (TNC), where she ensures an equity lens is applied to the organization’s work.

She served as the organization’s director of partnerships, where she oversaw the development of programs and the dissemination of messages and resources tailored for the Latino and African American communities. Before coming to TNC in 2013, Ms. Arroyo spent more than 13 years working in the government and nonprofit sectors developing programs and promoting public policies that aimed to improve the health status of Latino communities across the nation.

Most recently, she was the associate director of the Education and Children’s Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza, where she advanced NCLR’s education priorities and policies affecting Latino children and youth. Ms. Arroyo has published several pieces on children and Latino health and has been cited by Spanish and English media, including the New York TimesNewsweek, ABC News, and Univision. Ms. Arroyo holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Wellesley College, a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University, and a certification in public health.

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