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Covid-19 Survey

In collaboration with the Department of Public Health Sciences of the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, and CT Data Collaborative, Hartford Health Initiative conducted a COVID-19 survey with Black women in the Greater Hartford area from August 2020- September 2020. This project assessed the public’s knowledge, attitudes, and behavioral responses to COVID-19. The outcomes of this project will assist in identifying the gaps in communication, a better understanding of the needs of Connecticut residents, and the development of more effective public health interventions.

The Covid-19 Survey, a product of the UConn Department of Public Health Sciences and Hartford Health Initiative (HHI), was made possible by the active participation of the respondents. HHI collected survey responses through phone interviews between August and November 2020. Other respondents, who played a crucial role in this research, referred people who answered the surveys to HHI. All data is from this source unless otherwise noted.

Household Pulse Survey: The U.S. Census Bureau created this survey. Responses are collected bi-weekly via the Internet from a random, representative group of people in each state. The data in this report was collected from August 19 to September 28, 2020.

Community Projects

The Mask Matters Project

The Mask Matters Project is a collaboration between Hartford Knights, Hartford Health Initiative, and Compass Youth Collaborative. We aim to distribute 10,000 reusable masks to students in Hartford Public Schools and through the Compass Peacebuilders program. Each student will receive five masks as well as COVID-19 health information and resources. Through this project, we aim to increase knowledge of COVID-19 information and the frequency youth wear masks. Stay tuned for data collected through this project.