New Data Stories: Staff Op-Eds Unpack COVID-19 Data and Health Inequities

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Let the DataHaven staff unpack COVID-19 data and health inequity in our latest contributions to the Connecticut Mirror...

Food Insecurity:

Read Chloe Shawah's article, "Pandemic highlights need for a renewed statewide focus on food sufficiency" by clicking here

Opioid Epidemic:

Read John Park's article, "With over 1,000 Connecticut deaths last year, opioids demand even greater attention during the pandemic" by clicking here .

Housing and Homelessness:

Read Numi Katz's article, "The fight for a more equal Connecticut begins at home: reimagining pandemic housing policy" by clicking here .

Health Equity:

Read Mark Abraham and Aparna Nathan's article, "New data and resident stories must inform Connecticut's roadmap for recovery" by clicking here .

Powering Healthy Lives: Video Series Highlights Residents for Health Equity

DataHaven and Purple States are producing a four-part series, COVID-19 Reckonings, with residents of Connecticut communities hardest hit by the pandemic because of long-standing inequities. You can watch the first three episodes below:

Episode One: "More Exposure"

Aziya Ricard and New Haven residents explain how COVID-19 puts CT's most vulnerable communities at risk. Click here to watch.

You may also watch and share Episode One on Facebook, Twitter,and Instagram. (click each for direct links to the post).

Episode Two: "Deadlier"

Follow Wanda, as she discusses homelessness and housing insecurity during the pandemic. Click here to watch.

You may also watch and share Episode Two on Facebook and Instagram.

Episode Three: "Greater Harm During Shutdown"

This episode, we reconnect with Wanda to witness how COVID-19 has placed vulnerable residents at risk. Click hereto watch.

You may also watch and share Episode Three in a CT Mirror article with additional context, or on our social media feeds soon. Please help us share.

Learn more about this project by clicking here.

New Health Equity Report Informs COVID-19 Conversation:

ICYMI: Access our new Health Equity Report at

CT Mirror:

"Study highlights worsening disparities amid COVID-19 pandemic", Jenna Carlesso (7/6/2020)

Connecticut Post:

"Coronavirus more deadly for Blacks and Hispanics, exposes inequity", Bill Cummings (6/26/2020)

Hartford Courant:

"Racial disparities persist in Connecticut's COVID-19 outbreak, prompting concern about effects of potential second wave", Alex Putterman (7/13/2020)

WNHH Community Radio:

DataHaven's Kelly Davila Interviewed by Babz Rawls-Ivy (6/26/2020)

Learn more about the HER by clicking here.

Coming Soon

Roundtable discussion on housing and health equity: Join DataHaven and Desegregate CT for a conversation between legislators, advocates, and community members to discuss housing policy reform.

Statewide COVID-19 rapid-response survey: Thanks to support from our statewide partners and sponsors, DataHaven will be fielding a special wave of its Community Wellbeing Survey this summer. The survey conducts in-depth, live interviews with thousands of randomly-selected adults to measure changes in the health, well-being, and financial security of Connecticut.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Stay up to date with our COVID-19 Dashboard (here:

We are excited to share "new" features:

Test Positivity Rates:

Track test positivity rates, or the percentage of tests administered that come back positive, as CT aims to have a positivity rate as low as possible per WHO recommendations.

Mobility Charts:

As the state eases restrictions of travel and movement, CT residents increase their average daily mobility.

Get to know our other "new" features (economic impact data, hospital change in total number hospitalized per day, and more) by clicking here!