2017 Community Assessment report from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. From http://www.berkshiretaconic.org: "A Closer Look is a broad overview of the four-county area that Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has served since its founding in 1987. The data and information presented here were gathered from research and conversations with residents in Berkshire County, Mass., northwest Litchfield County, Conn., and Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties in New York.

Document:
A_Closer_Look_Final.pdf

In conjunction with its 25th Anniversary Celebration, DataHaven is pleased to announce that the inaugural DataHaven Innovation Awards, sponsored by Liberty Bank Foundation, are open to nominations statewide. Winners will be selected in two categories: (1) Data in Education (university level and K-12) and (2) Data for Community Impact.

Nominations will be accepted through October 1, 2018. The awards will be announced at DataHaven’s 25th Anniversary Celebration on November 19, 2018.

Op-ed by Josephine Ankrah, MPH, DataHaven Research Assistant.  The article features extensive infographics, please see:

https://ctviewpoints.org/2018/09/03/connecticuts-opioid-epidemic-a-glimp...

Excerpt:

Various measures have been taken to alleviate the burden of opioid-related deaths in Connecticut in recent years. However, these efforts have yet to make a significant difference in terms of reducing the high death rates within the state.

Link:
https://ctviewpoints.org/2018/09/03/connecticuts-opioid-epidemic-a-glimpse-of-the-last-five-years/

[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

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