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Understanding the Valley Region 2022: Using Data to Build an Informed Community (RECORDED)

How has the Valley changed in the past several years? How has COVID-19 impacted Valley families?


Dec 07, 2021 - Dec 07, 2021


5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Online Zoom event


Mark Abraham, Executive Director of DataHaven; Kelly Davila, Sr. Project Manager of DataHaven; Valerie Knight-DiGangi, Program Officer at VCF

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Mark Abraham, Executive Director and Kelly Davila, Sr. Research Associate of DataHaven shared data collected from both the 2020 U.S. Census and the 2021 CT Wellbeing Survey to help guide actions to strengthen the vibrancy of our region.

About the Presenters:

Mark Abraham
Mark Abraham is the Executive Director of DataHaven, a public service non-profit organization that partners with local and state government agencies, academic and health care institutions, foundations, and community organizations to collect, share, and interpret public information about Connecticut. Mark has authored or co-authored cross-sector reports including the Greater New Haven Community Index and established the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey

Kelly Davila
Kelly Davila is a Senior Research Associate at DataHaven. In this role, Kelly leads research and evaluation projects involving analyzing data and explaining findings to DataHaven's public and private partners. Kelly is a lead author of DataHaven's statewide health equity report, and is directing other research initiatives at the organization. Kelly has a background in public policy, urban development, transportation planning, spatial analysis, and demographically-informed policy research.

VCF Program Officer Valerie Knight-Di Gangi will facilitate this interactive community conversation to help participants gain a further understanding of how trends that are occurring can inform decision making throughout the region.