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  • Long-vacant blighted historic home gets a makeover through Hartford Land Bank

    [Excerpt of feature article by Stephen Underwood, September 21, 2023] The Hartford Land Bank is a nonprofit organization that acquires vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent or distressed properties in Hartford and redevelops them by teaming up with local developers. The nonprofit group works with dozens of local developers just like Salazar that are invested in the city, according to Arunan Arulampalam, Land Bank CEO. [....]

    September 21, 2023

  • Join the Advisory Council for DataHaven's statewide survey - participant incentives available

    The DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey completed live, in-depth interviews with over 45,000 randomly-selected adults in every town in Connecticut in recent years, producing robust local-level information (such as data included in the Town Equity Reports) on the issues that are most relevant to community well-being. This survey has been supported by over 100 public and private partners throughout Connecticut, and will be fielded again beginning in early 2024.

    September 19, 2023

  • United Way: A family of four needs $126,000 a year to survive in CT

    [Excerpt from CT Mirror feature article by Keith M. Phaneuf published 9/19/23, which also appeared in print newspapers throughout the state] According to the Federal Poverty Level, a metric with roots going back 60 years, a family of four is impoverished this year if it earns $30,000 or less. But a new analysis Tuesday from the United Way of Connecticut shows the true gap here is more than four times that level — and heading in the wrong direction.

    September 19, 2023

  • Meet the Latino candidates tackling language access, involvement in Meriden elections

    [Excerpt of article by Lau Guzmán, Record-Journal, August 30, 2023] MERIDEN — Language access for Spanish speakers is becoming an increasingly significant issue for many of the Latinos running in the city’s municipal elections in November. Many of these proposals are coming from candidates who are relatively new to city politics and don’t have the long experience of other candidates on the ballot.

    August 31, 2023

  • datahaven health equity on 083023 front pages in Connecticut

    Press coverage of the Health Equity in Connecticut 2023 report

    On August 23, 2023, DataHaven published its latest health equity report, along with a press release, "DataHaven health equity report finds that preventable health problems

    August 30, 2023

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    DataHaven health equity report finds that preventable health problems contributed to an excess of 14,000 deaths among the Black population in Connecticut between 2017 and 2022

    Media Advisory For immediate release -- August 23, 2023 New Haven, CT – In Connecticut health inequities may have led to an excess of 14,000 deaths among the state’s Black population between 2017 and 2022, according to a new report on health in Connecticut from the non-profit organization DataHaven.

    August 23, 2023