Connecticut-based Data Haven is conducting what is believed to be the largest neighborhood-level well-being survey in the United States. And they’re requesting residents’ help. They will be contacting 15,000 randomly selected Nutmeggers to measure key social and economic indicators. Questions like ‘Is your local government responsive to your needs?’ will help Data Haven gauge personal happiness, health, and financial security.
The mission of the initiative is to produce reliable neighborhood-level information on issues that are most meaningful to local residents, and to foster collaboration between the hundreds of organizations, institutions, businesses, and agencies that are working to build stronger communities.
Results from the survey will be published in a series of local and statewide reports throughout 2018 and 2019, helping to shed light on progress being made toward community priorities, including financial security for families, access to affordable health care, public health and safety, and opportunities for children to succeed, as well as on current challenges, such as the opioid epidemic, housing instability, and limited transportation options.
So, if you see an unfamiliar phone number pop up (with a prefix of 203 or 518), pick up; it might just be Data Haven calling. Your opinions can help make living in Connecticut better for everyone.