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.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s not only a well-worn adage from youth, it is apparently the game plan for Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his multi-year quest for a comprehensive federal study of the health risks of crumb rubber turf, a surface made of recycled tires that is widely […]
If an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure, efforts in Connecticut may hold the key to turning around the nation’s obesity epidemic – especially among children.
Connecticut has the 10th lowest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to a study released earlier this year. The state’s adult obesity rate is […]
Hispanic children and youth, particularly youth in Spanish-speaking households, visited food/beverage websites at higher rates than their non-Hispanic counterparts, despite fewer visits to the Internet overall, according to a research study published by University of Connecticut faculty members.
“The frequency with which youth in Spanish-speaking households visited popular food and beverage websites compared with primarily […]
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages, and communities throughout Connecticut are responding with local initiatives aimed at increasing public awareness and understanding.
NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to […]
Stamford Public Schools, acting on recommendations developed by the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI), is making strides in addressing students mental health needs that may provide effective approaches for schools systems in Connecticut and nationwide that are looking to better address mental health issues, especially in light of increased public attention on […]
A new analysis of the best run among the 150 largest cities in America shows that Connecticut’s three largest fail to make the top half of the list, with Bridgeport coming closest.
Bridgeport is ranked #77, New Haven is #122, and Hartford ranked #145.
In order to determine the best- and worst-run cities in America, […]
It’s official. The opioid crisis has grown from a national crisis to a national emergency. That fact is plainly evident than in Connecticut.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are enough opioid prescriptions for every American adult to have their own bottle. Connecticut saw 729 deaths from drug overdoses two […]
More than half of single adults age 65 and older in Connecticut can’t afford food, housing or other basic necessities, based on their income. The “economic insecurity” of that population ranks Connecticut the 13th highest rate in the nation. In the neighboring states of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island, the situation is even worse. […]
There’s good news and bad news for chocolate milk advocates, depending upon which University of Connecticut research study you come across. The studies don’t necessarily conflict, but provide differing points of view in the plain milk vs. chocolate milk debate.
A new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University […]
Twenty-nine states require passengers riding in a vehicle’s rear seat to buckle up with a seat belt. Connecticut is not among them.
A new survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety highlights the common misperception that buckling up is optional – as well as the potential life-threatening hazards to rear and front seat passengers […]
The Ana Grace Project (AGP), established to promote love, community, and connection in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, has a new home at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain.
A pilot partnership between the AGP and CCSU establishes a new base of operations for the Ana Grace Project, […]
If you’re interested in Connecticut’s plans to manage a key natural resource – water – and might like to weigh in on what’s being considered, the window of opportunity to speak up has opened.
The state’s Water Planning Council (WPC) published a draft version of the State Water Plan last week, on the council’s […]
The United States has more fitness centers than any other country in the world, and Connecticut is one of the reasons why. The state is ranked #2 in the nation, just behind Minnesota, among states with the most gyms/fitness centers, according to data compiled by the website exercise.com.
Rounding out the top 10 are Wisconsin, […]
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