CARE has successfully engaged diverse partners from across New Haven from community residents to elected officials and community-based non-profit organizations, to small and large businesses.
Completed baseline research (2009): survey of 2,400 adults and children from six high-risk city neighborhoods and 12 schools; conducted environmental scans of these same neighborhoods and schools, mapping assets and residents’ access to healthy foods, proximity to parks, recreational activities, community gardens, and health services.
Completed follow-up research (2012): survey of 1,298 adults and from the same city neighborhoods.
Provided jobs and built capacity by hiring 32 city residents to conduct this research.
Hosted Community Forums: to share findings across the six neighborhoods, working in partnership with residents to guide development and implementation of health interventions.
Conducting data collection (2013) at 12 New Haven Public Schools with cohort of >650 7th grade students; completed health surveys in October and physical measurements (BMI and blood pressure) in December.