Connecticut is the fifth healthiest state in the nation, dropping from third a year ago, but remaining in the nation’s top 10, where it has been every year since 1993.
Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy.
When choosing a childcare or preschool, many parents try to gather information to make their decision. Yet only 54 percent of parents were very confident that they could tell if a childcare option would be safe and healthy for their child, according to a new national survey. Beyond that challenge, 2 out of 3 parents […]
The Travelers Championship has an annual economic impact on the state of $68.2 million, according to a recent study by Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.(CERC) – and the recognition of its success is not only local, but national. The tournament has been selected by the PGA tour as recipient of the prestigious “Tournament of the […]
Connecticut mattress recycling program collected more than 162,000 mattresses and diverted more than 2,300 tons of material from disposal during the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to a recently released report on the state’s program.
The mattress industry created the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization, in 2013 to develop and administer a recycling program, […]
Connecticut’ senior citizen population ranks 7th in the nation, but the state places at number 18 in an analysis of the nation’s “best states for aging.”
As baby boomers move into their elder years, the nation’s population – and Connecticut’s – is aging quickly. By 2050, the older adult population is expected to almost double […]
The problem is not surprising, but the solution remains elusive. Young drivers account for a disproportionate number of motor vehicle crashes and these crashes are the leading cause of death for this age group.
In fact, the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. Data indicate […]
Connecticut’s anti-bullying laws and relatively low number of reported cyberbullying incidents have earned it a spot as one of the top three safest states from cyberbullying, according to a new national survey. Nationwide at least 34 percent of kids have been cyberbullied, but the precise percentages vary from state to state.
A new survey developed […]
The impact of the state’s ongoing fiscal crisis is reverberating through the state’s nonprofit community. The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP), in a recent survey, found that about 25 percent of nonprofits answering the survey are currently responding to the state’s fiscal crisis. The vast majority of these grantmakers, responding with increased grant support to […]
The median age in Danbury is the highest among Connecticut’s largest cities, just slightly older than Stamford, and nearly nine years older than New Haven, according to a new analysis by TIME magazine.
Across the country, Boca Raton, Fla., has a median age just over 50 years old — much higher than America’s median age […]
Connecticut is among the 25 states that have seen residents lose the most as targets of criminal activity on Cyber Monday, the busiest on-line day of the year, according to a new analysis released just before this year’s edition of the annual on-line shopping spree known as CyberMonday.
OpenVPN, Inc. released details on a groundbreaking […]
With momentum to accelerate sustainability practices in Connecticut, local and regional representatives from Connecticut’s 169 towns and cities, along with key agencies and businesses, have spent the past year developing Sustainable CT. The new statewide initiative will be formally launched at the end of this month with expectations of influencing sustainability practices across the state.
The Hartford-based Jordan Porco Foundation has been selected as one of 13 non-profit organizations to receive a $100,000 grant from the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program. The grant will support Fresh Check Day, which is an uplifting mental health fair that builds a campus community around mental health and suicide prevention through engaging peer-to-peer education.
It has been nearly a year since a study co-authored by UConn Assistant Professor of Public Policy Kerri M. Raissian appeared in the academic journal Children and Youth Services Review, but the interest hasn’t waned. In fact, it now tops the list of downloaded articles in the past 90 days from the journal’s website.
CRIS Radio and the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) are working together to offer CRISAccess™ at the museum, which offers instant, on-demand audio descriptions of selected masterpieces on display by using a personal smartphone and QR Code reader. The new initiative launched earlier this month.
The goal of CRIS Radio and NBMAA’s […]