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DataHaven Research Informs Connecticut's Path Forward

Mark Abraham and Aparna Nathan discuss the importance of prioritizing well-being in Connecticut’s reopening strategy in this CT Mirror op-ed. Share our work:

Read about DataHaven’s work on health equity during the COVID-19 pandemic, featured in “Yale Today”:

Explore our newly-updated interactive data tools, which statewide leaders are using to understand critical issues such as housing, food security, health care, and health outcomes at the neighborhood, legislative district, and regional levels, disaggregated by demographic group.

View our COVID-19 data analyses and infographics, created and updated daily in response to requests from our local partners:

Catch up on press coverage of our social distancing study:

Coming soon: DataHaven's 2020 Health Equity Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing social and health inequities. DataHaven’s new report, Towards Health Equity in Connecticut: The Role of Social Inequality and the Impact of COVID-19, explores the forces that contribute to health inequity in Connecticut, providing a framework for policymakers, local officials, and advocates to make informed decisions to bridge the gap in health equity in our communities.

With support from the Connecticut Health Foundation, this report will be released in June 2020, and will be posted here once available. Additional grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Urban Institute and William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund are supporting related work by DataHaven and New Haven-based production company Purple States TV to advance resident-led storytelling that captures the real-time impact of COVID-19 on families and communities.

Get to Know DataHaven's Newest Members:

This summer, DataHaven will be hosting five interns and summer fellows and forging new relationships with local high school teachers.

Chloe Shawah

Chloe Shawah is a rising junior at Harvard College, and majors in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights. She lives in Monroe, Connecticut, attended Masuk High School, and was a development fellow at LEAP in New Haven last summer. Chloe is excited to be back in CT as a research intern at DataHaven (even though Yale beat Harvard in 2OT in The Game this year).

John Park

John Park joined DataHaven as a summer intern in 2019 and is now a research assistant. He helps tutor New Haven students through New Haven Reads and Refugee & Immigrant Student Education (RISE). In his free time, he goes to free food events and breakdances. John is finishing his undergraduate degree in Statistics & Data Science at Yale College.

Nathan Kim

Nathan Kim is a rising junior at Yale College, and is a double major in Ethnicity, Race, & Migration as well as Statistics & Data Science. He is originally from Philadelphia but has greatly enjoyed his time in Connecticut and exploring New Haven, for example as a counselor for ‘FOCUS on New Haven’ program for incoming Yale first-years or as a Development Intern at the local nonprofit LEAP. He is a Research Intern this summer at DataHaven.

Numi Katz

Numi Katz is a rising junior at Yale College, studying Political Science and Global Affairs. She is passionate about state and local politics, has worked with local political campaigns as part of Students for a New American Politics (SNAP PAC), and runs journalism and writing workshops for New Haven high school students as part of the Yale Review of International Studies. She is excited to be joining DataHaven as a Research Intern this summer.

Sarah Wiederecht

Sarah is a social studies teacher at Manchester High School in Manchester, Connecticut. She has a lifelong love for teaching history, and is passionate about working with emerging young adults. She strives to teach through a human rights and social justice lens, focusing on working through "hard history" and developing key skills such as social activism and civic engagement. She believes integrating real-world information, especially on a local level, is vital for students to understand their surroundings, their power, and how they can use informed action to shape their world. Sarah looks forward to joining the team at DataHaven this summer to create locally-relevant course materials related to the Community Wellbeing Index reports.

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