Merging Local Health & Wellbeing Data

Presentation by Camille Seaberry
May 18, 2017

DataHaven   (New Haven)

After the launch event of the 500 Cities Project, we wrote a short report on the 500
Cities data for the 8 cities in Connecticut. We saw wide variance in many of the
measures throughout the state, and decided to cluster tracts in our cities based on
income, poverty, and population density. In doing this, we identified "two urban
Connecticuts" with wide disparities in many of these health measures. We then used this
lens to take another look at data from our 2015 Community Wellbeing Survey and
found similar disparities in community wellbeing measures such as trust in police,
neighborhood safety, and food insecurity. In fact, some of these disparities--but also
signs of resilience--were more striking within cities such as New Haven than across all the
cities in our state.
Event Name: 
NNIP Partnership Meeting, May 2017