With a grant from Connecticut Community Foundation, Are You Dense and Madre Latina produced a video in Spanish (with English captions) urging women to be smart about breast cancer screening options. A survivor’s poignant story framed the compelling short video.
Healthy communities grants advance community health priorities in the Foundation’s 21 town region, including:
access to care
prevention and control of chronic disease
reduction of health system inequities
increased availability of affordable, nutritious food
mental health care
substance abuse prevention
Naugatuck Health and Wellness Grants
Funded by the Saunders Fund for the Sick and Infirm of Naugatuck, these grants support the mental and physical health needs of Naugatuck residents.
See healthy communties possible projects above.
Eye Research Grants
Funded by the Earl and Shirley Herbst Eye Research Fund, these grants promote eye research, enhance community awareness of eye disease and treatment and support ophthalmic educational opportunities for area medical providers.
Eye research grant proposals are accepted twice per year.
Health Data Resources
Greater Waterbury Community Well-Being Profile (2018), produced by the Greater Waterbury Health Improvement Partnership in order to promote a better understanding of the critical community well-being needs and opportunities in the region and to highlight some promising practices that are underway to improve community health. Socioeconomic factors, physical environment, clinical care, and health behaviors are all key pieces of well-being, and related information on these factors are included in the report.
Community Health Needs Assessment (2013) produced by the Greater Waterbury Health Improvement Partnership: Evaluates the health needs of individuals living in and around Waterbury. The Assessment includes data from a telephone survey of 1,100 community residents, focus groups, interviews and a secondary data analysis.
Statewide Wellbeing Survey (2015) Produced by DataHaven, the survey includes health and well-being survey data of nearly 17,000 Connecticut residents. Covering all cities and towns in Connecticut, this survey may be the most intensive health survey effort conducted in the United States.