Windham Hospital's maternity ward heads for closure, with safety and equity still at issue
[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
Housing Connecticut's Future 2021 Report (PDF)
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
Selected October 2021 press coverage of DataHaven
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
Report finds racial, ethnic inequities in West Haven, experts say jobs, education, health care keys to change
[Excerpt of front page article by Brian Zahn, Sunday, October 3, 2021] WEST HAVEN — A recent report shows economic and health disparities along racial and ethnic lines in the city, revealing gaps between white residents and Black and Hispanic residents in several indicators of wealth and wellness.
October 05, 2021
Hamden neighborhoods have wide health-related disparities, report shows
Excerpt of news coverage by Meghan Freidmann, September 18, 2021, New Haven Register: HAMDEN — The town’s neighborhoods with the greatest percentage of residents identifying as white have a higher average life expectancy than areas with more residents of color, who are more likely to experience adverse health outcomes, according to a new DataHaven report and 2020 census results.
September 20, 2021