• Committee Debates Housing As A Human Right Bill

    NBC Connecticut    March 5, 2021

    [Excerpt] "The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our perception of housing as a basic need. The legislature’s housing committee debated legislation Thursday to make sure people don’t get evicted and are able to access housing. “Many believe that housing should be a human right and we know at least the ability to have housing is one of the strongest predictors of people's quality of life,” Mark Abraham said.… Read More

  • Statewide action needed to ensure vaccine equity

    CT Mirror Viewpoints    February 23, 2021

    [Op-ed by Mark Abraham and Yusuf Ransome] President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination plan aims to provide 100 million shots during his first 100 days in office. To achieve this plan of reaching what researchers call herd immunity —when a large part of the population has become immune to a virus or disease— requires people in the most vulnerable communities to have unprecedented access to immunizations.… Read More

  • [Excerpt from Hartford Courant article by Michael Hamad, February 5, 2021] Connecticut is failing to provide affordable housing for essential workers, and new public investment is needed, according to a report prepared for two state agencies. And without better regional planning, the prioritization of housing based on need and “proactive” investment, Connecticut’s housing problems will surely get worse, the study’s authors predict.… Read More

  • Mini-Documentary Shows The Face Of Hunger In New Haven

    https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/mini-documentary_shows_the_face_of_hunger_in_new_haven/    January 19, 2021

    An article in the New Haven Independent discusses DataHaven's new mini-documentary on heart disease and lack of access to healthy foods in New Haven. Read the article here. … Read More

  • This is a summary of press coverage surrounding the release of results from the 2020 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey COVID-19 Response Wave. Click here for the September 16th press release, background information, and data files.… Read More

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  • Is The Food Bank System Contributing To Health Disparities?

    Connecticut Health Investigative Team    November 8, 2020

    [Excerpt from feature article by Theresa Sullivan Barger, Connecticut Health Investigative Team, appearing in the CT Mirror and elsewhere]: "The nation’s food bank system, created to provide emergency food assistance, fills a chronic need. Still, it may be perpetuating obesity among those facing hunger, concludes a new report by the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The jump in demand for food caused by the pandemic’s economic fallout amplifies the challenges facing those who serve the hungry.… Read More

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