September 09, 2019
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Bridgeport Hospital, Danbury Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Stamford Hospital, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, area cities and towns, and other partners including United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, United Way of Western Connecticut, and the Connecticut Health Foundation
The Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index is the first comprehensive community indicators program for Fairfield County, covering individual cities and neighborhoods throughout the area. The Index is a core community indicators program of DataHaven, produced in partnership with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and is a collaborative Community Health Needs Assessment for the towns served by Bridgeport Hospital, Danbury Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, and Stamford Hospital.
The Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2019 is an update and expansion of DataHaven's popular 2016 Index report, featuring several new content areas. Published in September 2019, the report is approximately 120 pages in length, with over 80 illustrations related to well-being and economic opportunity in Fairfield County. The report uses a combination of local, state, and federal data sources including new data analysis conducted by DataHaven and partners for the first time. Like the previous edition of the report, the Index makes use of results from the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, which conducted live, in-depth interviews with over 16,000 randomly-selected adults statewide, including about 5,000 in Fairfield County, in 2018. DataHaven has made similar reports available for all other regions of Connecticut.
The Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016 makes extensive use of data from the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, which completed in-depth interviews with nearly 17,000 randomly-selected adults in the area including 4,962 throughout Fairfield County, as well as neighborhood-level data on social and economic conditions from the U.S. Census Bureau, Connecticut state agencies, and local sources.
The 2016 report is approximately 80 pages in length and contains over 50 infographics and tables related to well-being in Fairfield County. An interactive Connecticut data mapper, with information about Fairfield County towns and zip codes that correspond to the report,may be viewed on our dashboard.