Connecticut Residents Once Again Urged to "Pick Up the Phone!" to Support Largest-Ever Survey – Over 75 Leading Foundations, Hospitals, and Local Agencies Join DataHaven InitiativeThe DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey traces its roots to a series of grassroots and locally-based efforts launched over the past decade to gather information on and promote regional well-being and quality of life. With guidance from DataHaven and partner organizations throughout Connecticut, these area surveys have grown substantially each year in size and quality, and have become increasingly coordinated.
December 28, 2021
[Excerpt from NBC Connecticut news story by Julia Skrobak, December 15, 2021] The state's Office of Health Strategy has announced a new partnership to help eliminate health inequities. This is a huge collaboration between the state, local organizations and even federal groups. Connecticut was one of 10 states added to an initiative called "Strategie to Repair Equity and Transform Community Health," known as STRETCH. The Office of Health Strategies says it's an initiative that gives them a leg up on work they've already been doing for years.
December 15, 2021
[Excerpt of article by Karla Santos, 12/15/21]
December 15, 2021
[Excerpt from article by Kristina Tedeschi Wayne, which also appeared in statewide newspapers] Like many women throughout Connecticut, Isabella Vasquez of New Britain has missed or postponed health care appointments due to the pandemic. For the 23-year-old house cleaner, postponing medical appointments became necessary when the COVID-19 crisis affected childcare for her 2-year-old son.
December 09, 2021
[Excerpt of article by Hannah Qu, 11/19/2021] The 28-member Commission on Racial Equity in Public Health met for the first time Wednesday, following its establishment by Governor Ned Lamont in a summer bill that declared racism a public health crisis in Connecticut.
November 19, 2021
[Excerpt of news report by Nicole Leonard, CT Public Radio, 11/14/2021] A community hospital that’s been delivering babies for 88 years at its site in the Willimantic section of Windham is now seeking final approval from the state to end its obstetrics program. Windham Hospital leaders say labor and delivery at the facility has become unsafe due to a drop in birth volume and a lack of qualified obstetricians available to consistently staff the unit. But community activists argue a permanent closure will disproportionately hurt the town’s most vulnerable residents.
November 15, 2021