[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
Published by Urban Institute, this report was the collective effort of a study team formed from seven different organizations: The Urban Institute, DataHaven, Source Development Hub, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Supportive Housing Works, and Fairfield County's Center for Housing Opportunity. It was authored by Christie Stewart (FCCHO), Peter A. Tatian (Urban), Lydia Lo (Urban), Kelly Davila (DataHaven), and Fay Walker (Urban) and released on February 4, 2021. See the main report page for more information.
October 31, 2021
DataHaven received significant statewide press coverage in October following the release of its Town Equity Reports and Summer 2021 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey results! Some representative examples include:
October 28, 2021
Survey of 5,145 randomly-selected Connecticut adults in Summer 2021 reveals improvements in financial well-being, changes in mask-wearing and vaccination rates, concerns about gun violence during the pandemic
Please scroll down to read the entire press release. Here is a PDF version:
October 06, 2021