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Online vs. Paper: New Census Tool Reveals How Communities Will Receive 2020 Census

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to census communications. Each community will require its own nuanced plan, and although the online census form is making its debut in 2020, it’s imperative to consider inequities in access to technology and the potential barriers to census completion that this presents. For example, not all Connecticut households have access to the internet—in fact, around 200,000 households still do not have Internet access or have dial-up only. When strategizing about community outreach, it’s important to…

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500 Cities Data Challenge Project Launch

In partnership with the Urban Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Liberal Arts Action Lab, we are pleased to share our 500 Cities Data Challenge project that uses census-tract level data to address health disparities in our community. The 500 Cities Data Challenge selected 10 organizations to receive funding for projects that will improve community health outcomes using the 500 Cities dataset. Over the past year, this cohort of grantees from across the country has leveraged local health…

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The Meetup Every CivicTech Professional Should Attend

A photo from our first Civic Tech Coworking Day in July.  CivicTech folks in the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts area: we want to meet you! Join CTData and members from organizations like Civic Actions, Linux Foundation, UConn, Skylight, and Agile for our monthly CivicTech Coworking Days. We host these events on the third Wednesday of every month from 10:00am-4:00 pm at our offices at 10 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. Get some work done, enjoy the change of scenery, and connect with other CivicTech professionals in the area! If you’re interested,…

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