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New Report and Data Viewer: Merging 500 Cities and Connecticut Data on Health Equity 

DataHaven created a report on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly-released 500 Cities estimates on neighborhood-by-neighborhood health and health care conditions. 

Our report combines this innovative new source of statistically-modeled data with some of our own neighborhood data gathered directly from live, in-depth interviews with 16,219 randomly-selected Connecticut residents in 2015. The 500 Cities estimates are available only for the eight largest cities in Connecticut, but our Community Wellbeing Survey covers towns statewide. As explained in the report, DataHaven attended the project kick-off in Dallas and is working with national partners to help understand and validate the new data.  

View the report, and an accompanying interactive data viewer with neighborhood-level maps of Connecticut, on this page:

http://www.ctdatahaven.org/reports/merging-500-cities-and-connecticut-data-health-equity 

Upcoming Programs and Events

Community Wellbeing Survey update and call for partners

  • By  working with over 100 partner organizations last year, we created new statewide data resources that are not available from any other source. In 2018, with help from our panel of major funders, community advisors, and national and local survey research experts, we will be repeating and expanding this innovative statewide and regional program, allowing us to create new information on statewide and local trends as well as more fine-grained estimates of conditions in neighborhoods throughout Connecticut. Please contact us to find out how you can participate!

Regional Public Outreach and Data Workshops

  • DataHaven staff have been busy with outreach activities relating to our new reports and data resources, with DataHaven engaging large audiences at the New York Academy of Medicine (where we were selected to present at the annual Population Health Summit), the Connecticut Public Health Association's 2016 Annual Conference (where we collaborated with five different institutional and academic partners to give a conference session plus present two unique research posters), events organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Leadership Fairfield County, Yale University, and at various local meetings. In addition, we continue our heavily-used free technical assistance program as well as workshops for non-profits and journalists on using local, state, and federal data for grant writing and advocacy. Contact us to discuss a presentation or a workshop idea.

Fairfield County's Community Foundation events

  • Over the past six months, Fairfield County's Community Foundation has organized a number of legislative forums and events in the cities and towns throughout Fairfield County, focusing on highlights from the landmark Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016. These events continue in April 2017 with a webinar (open to all) and a public event at the Fairfield Public Library. Register for either event here: http://fccfoundation.org/research-publications/community-wellbeing-index-page/

City Transformation Plan

  • DataHaven has been selected as part of a consulting team to create new data resources and data viewers to support the City of New Haven's City Transformation Plan. The first version of the plan, published in 2016 with input from hundreds of residents and community leaders, relied on indicators from the Greater New Haven Community Index and several other recent reports produced by DataHaven. Learn more on the City's new website, to be released later this year. 

Great Give 2017 

  • Support our work with a small gift! Please visit  https://thegreatgive.org/ and schedule a donation now, or plan to come back during a 36-hour giving event starting at 8:00am on May 2. As a public service organization focusing on civic vitality and social issues, DataHaven is eligible to win new prizes this year.

Order Professionally-Printed Copies of DataHaven Reports

  • Would you like a beautifully-printed and bound copy of one our new 80-page reports? The new reports, filled with dozens of full-color infographics and tables, are in very high demand, and after sending out over 1,000 copies to funders and major organizations throughout New Haven and Fairfield County, a limited number are still available. Reports can be ordered at cost. View photos here and write to us for additional information. 

If you would like to learn more, please contact us: http://www.ctdatahaven.org/contact

New feature articles, reports, and press coverage about our multi-sector work across Connecticut

We have worked with our partners throughout Connecticut to bring significant coverage to our collaborative work. Here are a few items published since our last semi-annual newsletter in October 2016

Visit the front page of our website, or our Twitter and Facebook pages, to see many other recent articles, and to follow along as we release new information!

We send these newsletters a few times per year. We are grateful to our many statewide partners and sponsors for their support. 

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