[Excerpt from Danbury News Times article by Zach Murdock]

A slew of local governments and organizations across Fairfield County are participating in this year’s Community Wellbeing Survey by nonprofit DataHaven.

The effort will include 15,000 phone surveys with area residents this spring and summer. The results will be published in a series of reports throughout 2018 and 2019 to analyze community issues like financial security for families, access to affordable health care, opportunities for children, housing affordability and the opioid epidemic.

“The ability to collect and track community-level data over time helps Connecticut’s philanthropic organizations more deeply understand the issues they aim to address, target solutions, and measure progress made over time,” said Karla Fortunato, president of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.

DataHaven is working with 120 government, academic, health care and community groups to conduct and fund the survey. Its partners [in the Danbury area] include Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, the Western Connecticut Health Network, the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, United Way of Western Connecticut and the City of Danbury.