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  • Connecticut Makes Remote Work Permanent for State Employees, Bruising Hartford’s Economy

    [Excerpt from feature article by Jimmy Vielkind, March 17, 2022] As it tries to bounce back from the economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford won’t be getting help from one of one of its biggest employers: the state government itself. Connecticut recently agreed to permanently allow most of its employees to telecommute as many as four days a week, in contrast with many state and local governments that are trying to set an example for private employers by pushing employees to return to offices in downtown cores.

    Mar. 17, 2022

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Economy

  • Data demonstrates how pandemic exacerbated New Haven’s wealth disparities

    [Excerpt of feature article by Sophie Bograd and Sylvan Lebrun, February 23, 2022] More than four in 10 New Haven residents lost their job, used emergency food services or suffered financially during the pandemic. 

    Feb. 24, 2022

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Civic Vitality, Economy, Health

  • Connecticut’s richest residents got richer while poorest residents got poorer during pandemic, survey finds

    [Excerpt from front-page feature by Alex Putterman, February 13, 2022] The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for Connecticut residents in the state’s poorest cities, a large statewide survey has found. While 19% of Connecticut adults say they are worse off financially than they were two years ago, according to the survey, that number was 31% in Hartford, 29% in Bridgeport, 20% in New Haven and 28% in Waterbury.

    Feb. 17, 2022

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Demographics, Economy, Health, Housing, Public Safety

  • Survey results quantify how each Connecticut town experienced the pandemic throughout 2021

    PRESS RELEASE - February 13, 2022 Since February 2020, nearly a quarter of Connecticut households had a member lose a job, but about one-third of households in Bridgeport, Stamford, and Waterbury faced that outcome. But even in towns like Milford and Greenwich, about one in seven households were affected by job loss.

    Feb. 12, 2022

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Civic Vitality, Demographics, Economy, Education, Health, Housing, Public Safety

  • DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey

    Connecticut Residents Once Again Urged to "Pick Up the Phone!" to Support Largest-Ever Survey – Over 75 Leading Foundations, Hospitals, and Local Agencies Join DataHaven InitiativeThe DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey traces its roots to a series of grassroots and locally-based efforts launched over the past decade to gather information on and promote regional well-being and quality of life. With guidance from DataHaven and partner organizations throughout Connecticut, these area surveys have grown substantially each year in size and quality, and have become increasingly coordinated.

    Feb. 11, 2022

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Civic Vitality, Demographics, Economy, Education, Health, Housing, Public Safety

  • Leading a Medicaid Program During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

    [Excerpt from article by Kate McEvoy, January 10, 2022] What was it like to be a Medicaid director during the COVID-19 public health emergency? First, there was an all-too-slow dawning realization. Then a huge wave of activity, followed by just enough critical distance for some observations. [....] Around late August 2020, lower rates of infection buoyed hope. The brief reprieve gave us a bit of distance to think and evaluate. While gaining perspective remains a work in progress, here are a few observations:

    Jan. 29, 2022

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Health

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