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.
February 11, 2022
[Excerpt from news article by Johana Vazquez, February 8, 2022]
February 08, 2022
[Excerpt from article by Karla Santos, 2/4/2022] MERIDEN — The state’s health insurance exchange recently launched a free program to help individuals become licensed insurance brokers with the goal of reducing the uninsured rate and addressing health disparities. An extensive study revealed significant disparities in health care in the state, according to Tammy Hendricks, director of health equity & outreach for Access Health CT, the state’s insurance marketplace. Her department was created to address the issue. [....]
February 05, 2022
[Excerpt from article by Kate McEvoy, January 10, 2022] What was it like to be a Medicaid director during the COVID-19 public health emergency? First, there was an all-too-slow dawning realization. Then a huge wave of activity, followed by just enough critical distance for some observations. [....] Around late August 2020, lower rates of infection buoyed hope. The brief reprieve gave us a bit of distance to think and evaluate. While gaining perspective remains a work in progress, here are a few observations:
January 29, 2022
[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