World Health Organization Age-Friendly Indicators Pilot

DataHaven   (New Haven - Connecticut)

December 2014 - April 2015

DataHaven is piloting the World Health Organization's (WHO) Age Friendly Communities Indicator Guide for Connecticut.  The pilot study is supported by Connecticut's Legislative Commission on Aging, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, and Connecticut Community Foundation.

Greater New Haven and Connecticut is one of 15 global "cities" piloting the WHO age-friendly cities guide, including Nairobi, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New Delhi, Tehran, Bilbao, and Washington DC.  In addition to serving the WHO, this study will allow DataHaven to conduct a review of available data related to aging and "livable communities" in Greater New Haven and Connecticut, potentially informing other data collection efforts going forward. In particular, we consider this work to be important groundwork for planning the statewide 2015 Connecticut Wellbeing Survey. The 2015 Wellbeing Survey will include additional questions related to aging in place and healthy communities, following up on its most recent iteration (in 2012) that already contained many related questions on the built and social environment.