• Life Expectancy Gap Divides City, Suburbs

    New Haven Independent    November 14, 2019

    [Excerpt from New Haven Independent feature by Thomas Breen, 11/12/2019] The average life expectancy for Newhallville residents is 71 years — a full 15 years less than the average life expectancy for residents of the outer-ring suburb of Orange, according to the findings of a broad new report at community life.… Read More

    2019 Greater New Haven Index DataHaven Connecticut Data study Cover portrait
  • DataHaven director sheds light on surveying practices

    Yale Daily News    November 8, 2019

    [Excerpt of feature by Brooke Alviar, Yale Daily News, 11/8/2019. Photo credit: Brooke Alviar] DataHaven Executive Director Mark Abraham believes in the power of numbers, and in a talk on Wednesday afternoon, he informed the broader Yale New Haven public on how data collection can improve New Haven policymaking.… Read More

    DataHaven speaking about Connecticut data at Yale
  • DERBY, CT -- While the Valley has a long history of being a close-knit, family-centered region, disparities among its communities present both challenges and opportunities in addressing health and wellness needs. In partnership with Griffin Hospital and the Naugatuck Valley Health District, more than 40 representatives from a range of multi-disciplinary organizations collaborated to examine well-being and socioeconomic data in the Valley.… Read More

    Valley Community Index Connecticut Data report by DataHaven
  • [Excerpt from CT Mirror feature article by Mary O'Leary, 10/9/2019] New Haven — Acuity Brands, with its wraparound view of the city from its 15th-floor home at the Century Tower Building, an engineering staff that is pulling in local talent, and its workers’ appreciation of the lifestyle amenities downtown, is a marketing dream for the city.… Read More

    front cover Connecticut Mirror article with DataHaven data
  • Report: Socioeconomic disparities widening in Fairfield County

    The Hour (Norwalk)    September 29, 2019

    Excerpt from article by Kelly Kultz, The Hour (Norwalk) While Fairfield County as a whole often fares better than the state and nation when it comes to quality of life, educational achievements and levels of income are not broken down as evenly. That’s one of the main findings from the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Index 2019 [...].… Read More

  • Reviving cities must include the excluded

    CT Mirror    September 27, 2019

    [Excerpt from feature article by Tom Condon, CT Mirror]  A quarter century ago, downtown Hartford was 8/5 rather than 24/7. People drove in for work or UConn games and then headed back to the suburbs. It was hard to even buy a cup of coffee on weekends. That has changed. With 1,500 new apartments completed or in construction, a new UConn branch, new transportation options and minor league baseball, the downtown area is coming back to life. But just blocks from the theaters and elegant restaurants are some of the poorest neighborhoods in the state.… Read More

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