Greater New Haven is healthy by national standards, but diabetes, obesity, smoking rates and other health concerns remain high within underserved neighborhoods.
Dive Into The Issues
When teens have a baby, the impact is serious and long-lasting for the teen parents, their child, their families and the community. Both nationally and locally, teen birth rates have fallen significantly in the past 60 years. But disparities along racial and ethnic demographic lines persist.
Pets offer many health and social benefits. Throughout Greater New Haven, shelters, animal agencies, and advocates work hard to humanely care for domestic animals and find them new homes.
Work by New Haven Healthy Start and others have helped to significantly lower infant mortality rates. Yet the rates among African Americans and in low-income neighborhoods remain well above the rest of the region and twice the national public health target.
Emotional and behavioral health is essential to a child's overall well-being. Boys and girls suffering from stress, trauma, and other mental health issues must have access to quality treatment.
The Foundation's support of health organizations and projects benefit some of the most vulnerable members of our community - the chronically mental ill and homeless, elderly, recent immigrants, and formerly incarcerated individuals.
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East Rock Village provides residents of portions of New Haven, Hamden, and North Haven with the opportunities, services, and confidence they need to remain active participants in the life of the community, living their lives to the fullest as they grow older in the comfort of their own homes.Read More ›