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  • To address mental health issues, Hartford offers free access to app

    [Excerpt of article by Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 9/27/23] All Hartford residents, students, and employees will soon have access to a free one-year subscription for a mental health app to help address what officials say is a rise in anxiety and depression in the city. A new partnership with the mental health app, Headspace, and West Hartford’s wellness nonprofit, Copper Beech Institute will offer personalized content recommendations, everyday mindfulness and meditation activities, mental health tips, and information.

    Sep. 27, 2023

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Health

  • Long-vacant blighted historic home gets a makeover through Hartford Land Bank

    [Excerpt of feature article by Stephen Underwood, September 21, 2023] The Hartford Land Bank is a nonprofit organization that acquires vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent or distressed properties in Hartford and redevelops them by teaming up with local developers. The nonprofit group works with dozens of local developers just like Salazar that are invested in the city, according to Arunan Arulampalam, Land Bank CEO. [....]

    Sep. 21, 2023

    All DataHaven Programs, Housing

  • Join the Advisory Council for DataHaven's statewide survey - participant incentives available

    The DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey completed live, in-depth interviews with over 45,000 randomly-selected adults in every town in Connecticut in recent years, producing robust local-level information (such as data included in the Town Equity Reports) on the issues that are most relevant to community well-being. This survey has been supported by over 100 public and private partners throughout Connecticut, and will be fielded again beginning in early 2024.

    Sep. 19, 2023

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  • United Way: A family of four needs $126,000 a year to survive in CT

    [Excerpt from CT Mirror feature article by Keith M. Phaneuf published 9/19/23, which also appeared in print newspapers throughout the state] According to the Federal Poverty Level, a metric with roots going back 60 years, a family of four is impoverished this year if it earns $30,000 or less. But a new analysis Tuesday from the United Way of Connecticut shows the true gap here is more than four times that level — and heading in the wrong direction.

    Sep. 19, 2023

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Economy

  • Meet the Latino candidates tackling language access, involvement in Meriden elections

    [Excerpt of article by Lau Guzmán, Record-Journal, August 30, 2023] MERIDEN — Language access for Spanish speakers is becoming an increasingly significant issue for many of the Latinos running in the city’s municipal elections in November. Many of these proposals are coming from candidates who are relatively new to city politics and don’t have the long experience of other candidates on the ballot.

    Aug. 31, 2023

    All DataHaven Programs, Demographics

  • Press coverage of the Health Equity in Connecticut 2023 report

    On August 23, 2023, DataHaven published its latest health equity report, along with a press release, "DataHaven health equity report finds that preventable health problems

    Aug. 30, 2023

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