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  • Whites In Midsize Cities Report Poor Health Compared To Counterparts In Urban Centers

    [Excerpt from CT Mirror feature article by Kate Farrish, Connecticut Health Investigative Team]: In West Haven, 24% of white residents reported their health as fair or poor, a rate worse than whites statewide and in New Haven. Fifty miles east, 19% of white New London residents reported feeling depressed or hopeless, higher numbers than statewide and in Bridgeport.

    Sep. 3, 2019

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Health

  • Prescription opioids targeted Connecticut's most vulnerable residents

    Excerpt from news feature by Steve Hamm, Connecticut Health I-Team Writer:   "[....] Though the distribution of pills in Fairfield County was the lowest in the state, the Post database showed that pharmacies in the region still sold millions of pills between 2006 and 2012. The highest seller in the county during that time was Walgreen’s Eastern Co., Inc. in Stratford, which sold nearly 4.5 million pills between 2006 and 2016. Two of the county’s top five sellers were in Stratford, two were in Bridgeport and one was in Norwalk.

    Jul. 31, 2019

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Health

  • Data: Connecticut ranks high in life expectancy, cancer survival rates

    [Excerpt of front-page article by Harrison Connery, with block quote featuring DataHaven by Martha Shanahan, in the Republican-American] July 5, 2019 WATERBURY — Life expectancy in Connecticut is third in the nation, at 80.8 years, according to data from the Journal of the American Medical Association. One factor in residents’ longevity is the state’s falling cancer mortality rate, which has fallen by more than 21% over the past decade, good for the second highest rate in the country, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Jul. 8, 2019

    All DataHaven Programs, Health

  • Making racial equity integral to all aspects of the Working Cities Challenge

    Excerpt from article by David Radcliffe of the Boston Fed staff: "Racial equity is achieved when one's racial identity has no influence on how one fares in society. As the Working Cities Challenge model has rolled out, we’ve paid increasing attention to the role that race and equity play. Understanding the legacy of race in a particular community helps ground city teams and their plans in the reality of how (and why) cities operate.

    Jun. 7, 2019

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Civic Vitality, Demographics

  • CT Open Data Guide: Public Safety

    DataHaven resources Some of our most popular resources for data related to safety include: 1. DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey - which contains questions on perceptions of neighborhood safety, and experiences of victimization (property and violent crime). 2. Greater New Haven Community Index - and other reports on the Reports page of the DataHaven website.

    Jun. 3, 2019

    Public Safety

  • de Beaumont Foundation Announces Inaugural 40 Under 40 in Public Health

    May 15, 2015 The de Beaumont Foundation today released its inaugural list of 40 Under 40 in Public Health. Twenty-four women and 16 men from 23 states and one U.S. commonwealth were selected for their creative approaches and innovative solutions to improve community health. For more information and a summary of their accomplishments, visit

    May. 15, 2019

    All DataHaven Programs