Because good health contributes to a strong economy and lower health care costs, health is an issue that impacts us all.

Connecticut and Greater New Haven are relatively healthy regions by national standards. Good health, however, is not evenly distributed.

In low-income neighborhoods, adults are much more likely to be hospitalized for severe conditions such as heart disease and diabetes at an early age. For New Haven adults ages 20-44, the rate of hospital encounters for diabetes is 423 per 10,000 adults. This compares to 87 per 10,000 in the outer-ring.

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Community Wellbeing Survey and Index Report

Greater New Haven Community Index 2019

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is proud be a major funder and partner in the development of the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey and Greater New Haven Community Index report compiled by DataHaven.

Greater New Haven Community Index 2019: Understanding Well-Being, Economic Opportunity, and Change in Greater New Haven Neighborhoods is a comprehensive, 120-page report with over 85 data graphics that describe the communities and neighborhoods that make up the Greater New Haven region, and uncover the opportunities and issues facing our area..

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