Health Equity in Connecticut 2023
Health Equity in Connecticut 2023 is a new status report on health in Connecticut that includes information gathered from statewide and national mortality records, the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey of randomly-selected adults throughout Connecticut, census data, and other sources.
Please read our August 23, 2023 press release here.
In addition to presenting easily-accessible information and data graphics on key social drivers of health and health outcomes in Connecticut, the report includes a more detailed analysis of the impact of firearm deaths. While mortality related to firearms is lower in Connecticut than nationwide, some groups are disproportionately affected. For example, Black men and boys between ages 15 and 24 make up 37 percent of gun homicide victims in Connecticut, but comprise only 3 percent of the state’s population, according to DataHaven’s analysis.
DataHaven’s previous statewide health equity report, published in June 2020, detailed how the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were rooted in social inequality, such as disparities in housing, wealth, and access to healthcare. The updated health equity report complements other recently-released publications by DataHaven, including its Community Wellbeing Index and Town Equity Reports.