You are invited to join the Advisory Council for our 2021 statewide survey!
The DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey completed live, in-depth interviews with 34,000 randomly-selected adults in every town in Connecticut in 2015, 2018, and 2020, producing robust local-level data on the issues most relevant to community well-being that are not available from any other public data source. This survey will be fielded again in 2021, with support from public and private partners throughout Connecticut.
Our Advisory Council is a critical element of this program. All public agencies, institutions, and community-based organizations in Connecticut are invited to join the Council and help us select topics to include in this year's survey (there is no cost to join). Last year over 125 organizations participated. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021DataHavenAdvisoryCouncil to register, provide initial feedback, and submit ideas. We encourage you to share this link with your agency or community partners, including advocacy organizations in your area. Responses are requested by noon on Thursday, February 11. The Advisory Council will be invited to provide additional comments and feedback on the survey design after that date.
New Resident-Led Documentary Films
In the latest installment in our Powering Healthy Lives video series (ctdatahaven.org/video), DataHaven and Purple States have worked with local partners to produce three resident-driven documentary films focusing on Hartford, New Haven, and the Lower Naugatuck Valley area of Connecticut. Check out the new documentaries below, and learn more about the project on our website.
- Hartford - Opioids and health disparities: Latinas: https://youtu.be/GFLnIQeEPRc
- New Haven - Heart disease and health disparities: Making healthy food affordable https://youtu.be/-qLa1H7V16E
- Valley - Heart disease and economic change: supporting healthy behaviors: https://youtu.be/_sHI--OGe38
New Data Stories
DataHaven Executive Director, Mark Abraham and colleagues in the CT Mirror: State must center health equity in Connecticut’s health information exchange
- "This pandemic has shown us the state needs to accelerate its work to create a full-fledged and operational health information exchange (HIE). It is more important than ever that we ground any health information system in the concerns of equity. Otherwise, we will never know what is really happening on the ground or in the streets, nor be able to construct policies that truly improve people’s lives in the places where they are most needed.” said Mark Abraham, Executive Director of DataHaven.
DataHaven Research Assistants, Aparna Nathan and Numi Katz in the CT Mirror: Eviction moratoriums not enough to protect family and child well-being
- “The new study shows we must restructure housing relief policy. Well before evictions are filed, housing insecurity has already had a devastating effect on child well-being. Interventions need to happen before that time.”
Congratulations to DataHaven Board Member Maritza Bond! https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/maritza_bond_new_havener_of_the_year/
- Bond was recently honored as "New Havener of the Year"! Read more about her accolades in the New Haven Independent.