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Analysis: You are helping to save thousands of lives this week by avoiding non-essential travel
It can be hard to understand how one person can make a difference when it comes to slowing the spread of COVID-19. In response, DataHaven created this widely-shared chart, based on local and national statistics and informed by a methodology developed by CI:Now at UTHealth School of Public Health.
Please share this graphic to thank residents and businesses in your community for helping to save lives!
DataHaven has also developed a dashboard with custom data visualizations, based on requests from our local government partners. See below for a sneak preview, and contact us for more information.
New Statewide, Neighborhood, and House/Senate District Data Viewers Provide Context to Pandemic Response
Visit https://www.ctdatahaven.org/data-dashboard for a preview of our newest data tools, including the Connecticut Wellbeing and Equity Data App and updated mapping tools for neighborhoods and Connecticut legislative districts. These tools use the latest data visualization technology (React, Bootstrap, Semiotic, Leaflet), making them highly-responsive on mobile devices when compared to other existing tools.
The legislative and neighborhood viewers also generate printable PDF profiles of individual districts and neighborhoods. Based on a number of new data analyses by DataHaven, these new tools also host granular data that previously was unavailable at the local level within Connecticut (in many cases by race, ethnicity, income, and other factors in addition to geography), and are updated with the latest census data.
Socioeconomic factors such as the digital divide, food insecurity, access to healthcare, personal safety, and health inequities such as the state's 20-year gap in life expectancy are critical to understanding the impact of the pandemic at the town and neighborhood level.
Upcoming Giving Opportunities!
Help ensure access to high-quality, local-level data by supporting our work through special "giving days" in Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills (April 21-22) and the New Haven area (May 5-6).
In November 2018, DataHaven celebrated its 25th Anniversary by hosting over 170 public and private leaders at its statewide celebration and data release event in New Haven. The organization has used this opportunity to conduct a strategic planning effort with support from the Board and a 25th Anniversary Honorary Committee. Learn more about DataHaven's 25th Anniversary: http://ctdatahaven.org/anniversary
DataHaven is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with a 25-year history of public service to Connecticut. DataHaven’s mission is to improve quality of life by collecting, sharing, and interpreting public data for effective decision-making. DataHaven is a formal partner of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, a collaborative national effort by the Urban Institute and approximately 40 local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood information systems in local policymaking and community building. For more, visit www.ctdatahaven.org.