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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


CDC Coronavirus Data and updates

Live Datamap Coronavirus

CDC Coronoavirus World Map

2017 Merging CDC/RWJ 500 Cities and Connecticut Data on Health Equity

2016 CDC/RWJ Report: 500 Cities: Local data for better health

2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey – Greater Waterbury

2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey – Waterbury

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment

2013-2015 BMI Data Analysis by Waterbury School Nurses

Data Maps the Impact of Where a Child Grows Up

Waterbury Community Wellbeing Profile

Waterbury Health Department Annual Report 2019

Substance Abuse


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