In 2015, 2018, and 2020, the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey (DCWS) completed live, in-depth landline and cell phone interviews with 34,000 randomly-selected adults throughout Connecticut, in both English and Spanish. The program was funded by 80 public and private organizations throughout Connecticut. We are grateful for the support of both current and future funding partners as we launch the 2021 DCWS survey.
In addition to providing critical statewide data, the DCWS has the unique ability to capture conditions at both the town and neighborhood level and among smaller population groups (by age, gender, race/ethnicity, ancestry, place of birth, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, income, education, etc.), to create pertinent information not available from any other public data source.
The 2021 DCWS allows us to analyze local trends over time, with data to be released in two phases in spring/summer 2021 and fall 2021. It will support the work of state and local agencies, elected officials, schools, academic researchers, community foundations, and community-based organizations throughout the state. It will also serve as a primary data source for community health assessments by most of Connecticut's hospitals and health departments.
To design the 2021 DCWS, we are again engaging our statewide Advisory Council that represents over 100 local and regional organizations across Connecticut. All community-based organizations, public agencies, and institutions are invited to join the Advisory Council. As part of this Council, a Research Advisory Committee of social scientists and epidemiologists with survey research expertise will provide consulting support.