• [Radio news report by Molly Ingram, WSHU, 2/26/24] A year-long study led by the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) will look into the economic benefits of racial equity. The first-of-its-kind study, called the “upside of equity,” will be done in collaboration with DataHaven and the Urban Institute. FCCF President and CEO Mendi Blue-Paca said the study will be used to inform more equitable policy.… Read More

  • Debate Brews Over State-Level Child Tax Credit

    CT News Junkie    February 23, 2024

    [Excerpt from news article by Christine Stuart, CT News Junkie, 2/23/24] Policymakers and advocates disagree on what, if anything, the Connecticut legislature should do after data from the U.S. Census showed child poverty doubled nationwide. But at least two organizations are making an argument with data to back their push for a state-level child tax credit to address the issue.… Read More

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  • [Excerpt of feature article by Taylor Johnston, Alejandra Arevalo and Nami Sumida, 2/16/24] Nearly half of Connecticut's adult population was born within the state's borders, according to recently released Census data collected in 2022. That part of the picture has remained relatively steady for decades. But over the past two decades, the state has seen a slow but steady increase in the number of residents born abroad. In 2022, the share of Connecticut adults who were born in the state was 47%, down about two percentage points from 2010, when the share was 49%.… Read More

  • [Excerpt of feature article by Leslie Yager, Greenwich Free Press, 1/21/24. More photos are available in the article] Thursday night’s “Bending the Arc” panel discussion at the YWCA Greenwich focused on inequity and access in Greenwich. YWCA Greenwich CEO Mary Lee Kiernan quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s words from a speech given at the National Cathedral on March 31, 1968 when he said, “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”… Read More

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  • NORWALK, CT — On Wednesday, the Norwalk Health Department launched its new Community Health and Wellbeing Profile, a publicly available online dashboard compiling and visualizing key Norwalk health data. According to a news release provided by the city, the interactive profile is available at www.norwalkct.gov/healthdata.… Read More

  • Addressing Hartford’s Childhood Obesity Disparities

    CT Latino News    December 14, 2023

    [Excerpt of article by Belén Dumont, Published December 13, 2023] CT Latino News’ series—Hartford Children’s Health: Equitable Access—explores responses to complex systemic and cultural barriers across Connecticut’s capital that impact the daily health of its youngest residents. About 28,000 children and youth live in Hartford, one of the state’s most diverse communities that continues to address a variety of longstanding health-related disparities.… Read More

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