• [Excerpt of news report by Nicole Leonard, CT Public Radio, 11/14/2021] A community hospital that’s been delivering babies for 88 years at its site in the Willimantic section of Windham is now seeking final approval from the state to end its obstetrics program. Windham Hospital leaders say labor and delivery at the facility has become unsafe due to a drop in birth volume and a lack of qualified obstetricians available to consistently staff the unit. But community activists argue a permanent closure will disproportionately hurt the town’s most vulnerable residents.… Read More

  • Selected October 2021 press coverage of DataHaven

    by Mark Abraham    October 28, 2021

    DataHaven received significant statewide press coverage in October following the release of its Town Equity Reports and Summer 2021 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey results! Some representative examples include:… Read More

  • [Excerpt of front page article by Brian Zahn, Sunday, October 3, 2021] WEST HAVEN — A recent report shows economic and health disparities along racial and ethnic lines in the city, revealing gaps between white residents and Black and Hispanic residents in several indicators of wealth and wellness.… Read More

  • Excerpt of news coverage by Meghan Freidmann, September 18, 2021, New Haven Register: HAMDEN — The town’s neighborhoods with the greatest percentage of residents identifying as white have a higher average life expectancy than areas with more residents of color, who are more likely to experience adverse health outcomes, according to a new DataHaven report and 2020 census results.… Read More

    Screenshot of Hamden news coverage DataHaven town reports
  • The U.S. Census Bureau released 2020 redistricting data on August 12, 2021, and DataHaven immediately posted a public analysis of the 2020 Census data by age, race/ethnicity, county, and town with our calculations of changes in each category since the 2010 Census.… Read More

    2020 Census redistricting data analyzed by DataHaven with change since 2010 Census
  • Report: New Haven-area overdose deaths hit record high in 2020

    New Haven Register    August 31, 2021

    [Excerpt of feature article by Meghan Friedmann, August 31, 2021] NEW HAVEN - Fatal overdoses in the New Haven area increased by 40 percent between 2019 and 2020, reaching a record high, according to a DataHaven report. The rising prevalence of the powerful opioid fentanyl coupled with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which stifled resources and caused social and economic distress, are likely factors in the increase, experts said.… Read More

    Fentanyl is the most common substance in overdose deaths in the New Haven area