Since 1997, New Haven has been forging collaborative partnerships to address key issues like chronic disease, employment and education, and overall economic stability.
While New Haven and Yale University have waged ongoing battles over income disparities, property acquisition, and taxation, both the city and the school have been implementing independent, collaborative, and inclusive initiatives. New Haven’s government has established initiatives with cross-sector community partners that aim to improve well-being, strengthen health services, and improve the built environment. Initiatives originating from Yale have also engaged the community through cross-sector partnerships to address disparities in chronic disease, risk behaviors, education, and the built environment.
These baseline reports, created in 2016, track community programs and initiatives in their early stages and measure initial progress only. Future reports will provide more in-depth insights and analysis into this community's efforts to build a Culture of Health.