Health Data

A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) of Greater Waterbury was completed in 2013 with the help of Holleran, Inc. The assessment included: Secondary Statistical Data Profile of Waterbury, Connecticut and surrounding cities; Household Telephone Survey with 1,100 community residents; Focus Group Discussions with 24 health care providers and 33 community residents; Key Informant Interviews with 205 community leaders and partners; Prioritization Session; Hospital Implementation Plans; Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP); Community Forum to share results with over 150 in attendance. Below are the results.

The Waterbury priorities match the priorities of a majority of US communities – but it is important to note that Waterbury’s rates for Obesity and Tobacco Use are higher than both CT and US averages.

Health Assessment Results

Key Data Findings & Priorities

Access to Care
• 18% reported cost kept them from seeking treatment
• Overall lower rates of preventative screenings


Mental Health & Substance Abuse
• Nearly 40% reported at least one day of poor mental health in the last 30 days


Chronic Disease
• 66.1% were overweight or obese
• 35.5% were morbidly obese


Tobacco Use
• 50% reported smoking at least 100 cigarettes in lifetime
• 50% reported smoking everyday


 

2017 Merging CDC/RWJ 500 Cities and Connecticut Data on Health Equity:
http://www.ctdatahaven.org/reports/merging-500-cities-and-connecticut-data-health-equity

2016 CDC/RWJ Report: 500 Cities: Local data for better health, link:
https://www.cdc.gov/500cities/index.htm

2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey – Greater Waterbury:
http://www.ctdatahaven.org/data-resources/2015-datahaven-community-wellbeing-survey-greater-waterbury-ct-crosstabs

2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey – Waterbury:
http://www.ctdatahaven.org/data-resources/2015-datahaven-community-wellbeing-survey-waterbury-crosstabs

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment:
http://www.waterburyct.org/filestorage/9567/CHNA_Final_Report_2013.pdf

2013-2015 BMI Data Analysis by Waterbury School Nurses
http://www.waterburyct.org/filestorage/9573/9623/45134/Waterbury_School_Nurses_BMI_Data_Analysis_2013-14_2014-15.pdf

Waterbury Community Wellbeing Profile

http://healthywaterbury.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Waterbury-Wellbeing-Report-FINAL.pdf

 

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