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COVID-19 and Health Equity | Eastern CT | Fairfield County | Greater Hartford | New Britain | Greater New Haven | Northwest CT and Litchfield County | Waterbury and The Valley Region | CT ALICE Reports | Leadership New England | CT Arts & Economic Prosperity
COVID-19 and HEALTH EQUITY
DataHaven's new report focuses on health equity, social inequality, and the impacts of COVID-19 in Connecticut communities. Towards Health Equity in Connecticut looks at data across five broad social determinants of health and discusses how the pandemic has magnified the social forces that lead to health disparities, particularly in Black and Latino communities, and how to address them. The report contains an appendix with a new analysis of locally-specific data by race and ethnicity for communities throughout the state. The report was supported by the Connecticut Health Foundation, which also contributed to its review, along with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and others.
The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, in conjunction with researchers at DataHaven, have developed their first Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Eastern Connecticut. They've examined the conditions affecting women and girls in 5 key areas: economic security, education, workforce development, wellness and wellbeing, and disparities in leadership opportunities.
Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2019, is a comprehensive community indicators report for Fairfield County, covering individual towns and neighborhoods. The report was produced by Datahaven with Fairfield County's Community Foundation and support from major hospitals, government agencies, and community organizations.
To gauge the needs and service gaps impacting women and girls in our region, as well as service providers, in 2019 Fairfield County's Community Foundation commissioned two bodies of research—Count Her In: A Status Report on Women and Girls in Fairfield County and Count Them In: A Landscape Analysis of Fairfield County Organizations Supporting Women & Girls.
For over thirty years Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition has provided Bridgeport with highly valued and comprehensive reports. In the State of the Child in Bridgeport report, you’ll find information on: Juvenile justice and safety; Poverty; Economic insecurity; Early childhood, elementary, middle school, high school, and adult education; Health, well-being, and so much more.
The Greater Hartford Community Wellbeing Index 2019 is the first comprehensive community indicators program for Greater Hartford, covering individual cities and neighborhoods throughout the area. The report was produced by Datahaven with support from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and other partners.
For more research in the Greater Hartford Area visit the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving >>
The city of New Britain has made significant progress on many key human services issues over the past decade, according to the 2018: A Demographic, Social & Environmental Scan, released by the American Savings Foundation. The comprehensive reports draw together data from a wide variety of sources on more than 50 important indicators, from housing costs to preschool enrollment to high school graduation rates.
GREATER NEW HAVEN
The Greater New Haven Community Index 2019: Understanding Well-Being, Economic Opportunity, and Change in Greater New Haven Neighborhoods, is a comprehensive, 120-page report that describes the communities and neighborhoods that make up the Greater New Haven region, and uncovers the opportunities and issues facing our area. The report was produced by DataHaven and a team of regional partners including The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Yale New Haven Hospital, government agencies, and community organizations.
The Guilford Community Report 2017 highlights the latest demographic, economic, educational, health, and well-being data and trends for the town. The report was produced by the Guilford Foundation in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and is based on local, state, and federal public data analyzed by DataHaven.
The Branford Community Report 2017 highlights the demographic, economic, educational, health, and well-being trends in Branford. The report was produced by the Branford Community Foundation in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and is based on local, state, and federal public data analyzed by DataHaven.
WATERBURY and VALLEY REGION
The city of Waterbury has made significant progress on many key human services issues over the past decade, according to the 2018: A Demographic, Social & Environmental Scan, released by the American Savings Foundation. The comprehensive reports draw together data from a wide variety of sources on more than 50 important indicators, from housing costs to preschool enrollment to high school graduation rates.
2019 Valley Community Index: Understanding the Valley Region, was created by DataHaven in partnership with the Valley Community Foundation, Griffin Hospital, and an advisory committee of dozens of organizations based in the Lower Naugatuck Valley. It reflects the most recent data collection efforts to examine the social, economic, and physical health of the Valley. Contributing funders include Connecticut Community Foundation and Valley United Way.
NORTHWEST CT and LITCHFIELD COUNTY
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has released, Community Crossroads, an extensive research project focused on the demographic composition of their communities – now and in the future – and core community wellbeing indicators, such as housing, employment, education, healthcare and crime. The purpose of the report is to educate community stakeholders and inspire community discourse to help build collaborative strategies to protect and enhance the welfare of our region.
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has launched ACloserLook.net, an easy-to-navigate, interactive web resource providing current data, resident perspectives and multimedia stories on the four-county region Berkshire Taconic serves. A digital companion to the foundation's print report of the same name, A CloserLook.net features include an interactive map with at-a-glance profiles of 67 towns; Berkshire, Columbia, northern Dutchess and northwest Litchfield counties; and the BTCF region overall. Designed to build community knowledge and inspire critical thinking about the region's future, ACloserLook.net will be regularly refreshed with new data and stories.
The ALICE Project is an initiative of United Ways in a number of states and provides a framework, language, and tools to measure and understand the struggles of a population called ALICE — an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE is the growing number of households in our communities that do not earn enough to afford basic necessities. The 2018 CT ALICE Report on financial hardship takes a deeper look at the growing financial challenges that require more and more working and middle class families to make tough choices every day as they manage their household budget.
- 2018 ALICE: A Study of Financial Hardhsip in Connecticut >>
- 2017 ALICE: The Consequences of Insufficient Household Income Report >>
- 2016 ALICE Multi- State Comparison Executive Summary >>
- 2015 ALICE Update: How Child Care Costs Impact Many Connecticut Families >>
- 2014 ALICE Report >>
LEADERSHIP NEW ENGLAND
Leadership New England, a new study of nonprofit executives and board members in the region, reports that two-thirds (64%) of executives plan to leave their jobs within the next five years, 60% of organizations do not have succession plans, and just one-third of leaders believe they have staff in their organization who can step up into leadership positions. Amoung the funders of the study are CCP members: The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Connecticut Community Foundation, The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut, and Connecticut Health Foundation.
CT Arts & Economic Prosperity
The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, released in late June, was conducted by Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and documents the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. Connecticut Office of the Arts and 6 CT regional arts councils participated as study partners and helped to fuel the largest study of its kind. Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion in economic activity in 2015, and here in Connecticut in 2015, the Arts and Culture industry supported 23,114 jobs throughout Connecticut, and generated $42,528,000 in state and $29,743,000 in local government revenue.