New feature articles, reports, and press coverage about our multi-sector work across Connecticut
We have worked with our
partners throughout Connecticut
to bring significant coverage to our collaborative work. Here are a few items published since our
last semi-annual newsletter
in October 2016:
Cover of New Haven Magazine: Number-Crunching New Haven: 17 Data Points That Point To A Changing City
"DataHaven is an information factory that generates, collects, interprets, and shares data about New Haven - as well as Connecticut and beyond - with fellow nonprofits, government, community organizations, universities and hospitals. Its findings have helped to identify and quantify problems, often spurring government action."
Connecticut Magazine 40 Under 40: Class of 2017
"There's a phrase that's floating around media and policy circles a lot these days: data is the new oil. To be sure, many new ventures in both worlds have based their models on data about the places in which we live. At the front of this trend in Connecticut is New Haven's DataHaven..."
DataHaven Staff Editorial: 'Criminalization of poverty:' New data on women in Connecticut jails
"The [new] data allows for a more complicated picture than is told just by headlines of decreasing incarceration rates. Pushing for criminal justice reform does little without a nuanced understanding of the circumstances that put people in jail, keep them there, and push them further into the margins of the criminal justice system."
New at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven: Community Progress Report 2016
"Using the latest economic, demographic, educational, health, and well-being data, this report (a condensed, 12-page version of highlights taken from the comprehensive Greater New Haven Community Index 2016) provides benchmarks that identify strengths to build on and challenges that need to be addressed."
40 Brilliant Open Data Projects (and how they're redefining smart cities)
"DataHaven's mission to collect, interpret, and share open data for better decision-making across Connecticut."
New Report Challenges Business Community Perception of Connecticut Economy (CT News Junkie)
"When residents were asked about their living conditions in the state, their answers don't correspond to perceptions advanced by business advocates," the Center for Public Policy and Social Research report states"
Connecticut Bets on Arts, Entrepreneurship for Equity (Next City)
Unemployment rate for youth in cities still too high, experts say (News Times)
Data in Fairfield County Wellbeing Index surprises some residents (News Times)
"If we don't know what's going on, we can't fix it. Getting the data is not easy to do, but it is important to have." Carballo, the development director at Danbury-based Family & Children's Aid, said many of the results came as a surprise, especially the data from Bridgeport and Danbury."
Report Raises Tough Questions For The Valley (Valley Independent Sentinel)
Report: Valley towns are growing more diverse (CT Post)
Higher levels of depression, anxiety found among region's Hispanics (New London)
Report: Danbury lags behind in quality of life indicators (News Times)
"These more sensitive and nuanced measures of well-being include how people are doing on a daily basis, how they function in the world, and how they generally perceive their lives and their communities," writes Mark Abraham, executive director of the New Haven nonprofit DataHaven, in the report's introduction. "Attention to well-being is particularly useful when analyzing perceptions of safety, certain environmental factors, access to community resources, and general optimism about the future."
What the 2016 presidential election returns reveal about Connecticut voters
"[Using town-level data from the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey], one of the stronger correlations for whether someone voted for Trump or Clinton in those towns was how much they felt like they had any influence on local government."
A Citywide Health Check-up, Neighborhood by Neighborhood (CT News Junkie)
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