[Excerpt from The Hour, article by Amanda Cuda, Wednesday, May 23]

It’s common knowledge that where people lives affects their health. The idea that economic status, education level and access to health care all factor into people’s well-being is now accepted as more or less fact by most.

But a new study led by researchers from Yale University shows that other aspects of where people live could have a bearing on their health — things that might not have been previously associated with wellness, such as racial diversity.

Link:
https://www.thehour.com/local/article/Yale-study-Surprising-factors-play-role-in-12938434.php

[Excerpt from New Haven Register, May 15, 2018 in Section A by Clare Dignan]

NEW HAVEN—People should be prepared to pick up their phones, because DataHaven wants to know how happy they are and whether their government is responsive.

The local nonprofit’s Community Wellbeing Survey is underway collecting data from neighborhoods about their health, happiness, employment and more. More 15,000 randomly-selected adults in every town in Connecticut will participate in live, in-depth interviews to paint a detailed picture of local life.

Link:
https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Pick-up-the-phone-DataHaven-s-well-being-12913828.php

[Excerpt from NYU Langone article]

NEW YORK, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health is holding a conference on May 21, 2018, about how the healthcare and public health sectors can work with other partners in leveraging data science to advance health outcomes and health equity.

Link:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/data-science-journalist-nate-silver-and-former-us-assistant-health-secretary-karen-desalvo-headline-nyu-langones-population-health-conference-on-data-science-and-public-action-300643541.html

Authored By

Camille Seaberry, DataHaven

Date

May 05, 2018

Today’s housing segregation is the result of decades of outright discriminatory federal, state, and local laws and policies—such as federal housing assistance programs that barred Black applicants—not simply the unintended consequences of economic and social factors.

[Excerpt from 4/16/18 Connecticut Post article by Dan Haar]

When I met Ben Berkowitz in a New Haven cafe to talk about the SeeClickFix platform his company developed, I figured we’d walk around the neighborhood so I could see how the app worked. The app guides users to report problems such as broken curbs and illegal dumping to a city or town. The municipality, in this case New Haven, can then communicate back to users through email directed by the app. ....

Link:
https://www.ctpost.com/business/article/Dan-Haar-How-SeeClickFix-helps-cities-reach-12833750.php

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