The collective response to America’s opioid crisis has opened a new front in Connecticut in an unlikely location – the public library. Driven by a desire to be prepared to save a life, a growing number of libraries – in communities large and small – now have the opioid reversal drug naloxone on hand, with […]
The Quell Foundation seeks to reduce number of suicides, overdoses, and incarcerations of people living with a mental illness. The Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization, which spent some time in Connecticut in 2018, continues to impact lives across the country, raising over one million dollars last year toward their mission to remove the stigma of mental health […]
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has initiated a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma and several current and former members of Purdue’s management and board of directors alleging that they designed, financed and waged a pervasive and aggressive campaign to mislead doctors and patients, claiming that prescription opioid medications manufactured and marketed by the company were […]
Washington, Massachusetts, and Connecticut are the most successful states at preventing youth homelessness, with Connecticut ranking third in the nation, according to the 2018 State Index on Youth Homelessness. The report, by the True Colors Fund in partnership with the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, analyzed 61 metrics in the 50 states and […]
An NBC News investigation of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has found that more than 1,000 out of HUD’s nearly 28,000 federally subsidized multifamily properties failed their most recent inspection — a failure rate that is more than 30 percent higher than in 2016, according to an analysis of HUD records.
Massachusetts begins the sale of recreational marijuana on Tuesday, in Northampton and Leicester, as Connecticut looks ahead to a new Governor and new legislature, taking office in six weeks, with the addition of recreational sales on the agenda to complement a thriving medical marijuana program.
Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have passed […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report this year which indicated that suicide rates nationally jumped by 25 percent since 1999, a finding that “shocked” even experts who believed the rate had been flat. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to […]
For those looking to identify the best small cities in the nation – with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 – the search may not need to go further than Connecticut, according to a new analysis.
Westport was the lone Connecticut community to reach the top 20 nationally, at number 19, with Shelton also earning […]
It is described as a “framework to advance policy and strategic school district planning to more effectively address the mental health and trauma needs of students and promote student success.” A new report, driven by research highlighting the connection between mental health and educational outcomes, is aimed at school districts looking to increase integration of […]
Connecticut’s two largest cities are not particularly hospitable for individuals with disabilities, according to a new national analysis. New Haven and Bridgeport are at the bottom of a list of 182 cities that were included in the review, released this month to coincide with National Disability Employment Awareness Month
The personal-finance website WalletHub compared the […]
Housing and health are increasingly the focus of study, to better determine how one impacts and influences the other. Foundations at the state and national level are among those devoting resources in Connecticut to seek answers that can ultimately guide future public policy.
With a $125,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation, the Open […]
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) – a state agency that didn’t exist just over five years ago – has earned global recognition for success and innovation in serving the state’s youngest children and their families.
The agency was chosen to receive the “Future of Feedback Award” at the annual Feedback Summit in Washington, […]
Thanks to innovative new treatments, diseases that were once fatal are now being treated as chronic conditions. But these breakthrough treatments will be out of reach for many patients, according to the National Organization for Rare Diseases, because health plans are using deductibles and coinsurance to shift more of the cost of medication onto the […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report this year that suicide rates nationally jumped by 25 percent since 1999, a finding that “shocked” even experts who believed the rate had been flat. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the […]