Greater New Britain Health Needs Assessment
The goal of this Community Health Assessment is to gain understanding of the health status of New Britain, Berlin, Plainville, and Southington and identify key areas of need. This study was a large survey plus additional data gathered from publicly available sources. It was done in partnership between Connecticut Mental Health Affiliates, Hospital for Special Care, Human Resources Agency of New Britain, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, and health officials from the respective municipal governments. Supplemental funding was provided by the Connecticut Health Foundation.
The most relevant findings of our study include that the City of New Britain faces much bigger health challenges than the state as a result of structural problems that include poverty and demographics. More than one third of New Britain households have incomes below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.