2023 Index Highlights Challenges, Opportunities

DataHaven Releases New Statewide Reports on Quality of Life

DataHaven’s Executive Director Mark Abraham at the launch event. Photo Defining Studios

In Connecticut and throughout the country, communities of color face persistent disparities which negatively impact health, wellbeing and wealth-building. These disparities did not happen by accident; they are the result of historical systemic barriers to opportunity and disinvestment in urban communities, many of which are still woven into the fabric of our institutions. DataHaven, in collaboration with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, recently hosted a launch event at the State Capitol to share highlights from its three new Community Wellbeing Index 2023 reports and to promote dialogue on Connecticut’s challenges and opportunities. Speaking at the event, Foundation president and CEO Will Ginsberg characterized the Index as “a call to action for those seeking a more equitable Connecticut,” and “a uniquely valuable resource.