The results from the “Connecticut Health Care Survey,” a ground-breaking collaboration between Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut and five other health funders were released this morning and the staff at C-HIT has already posted a story:
Forty-five percent of Connecticut adults in a survey released Wednesday reported that they have been diagnosed with a chronic disease such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, heart disease or cancer.
That rate was “very high,” said Frances Padilla, president of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. She said she was also struck that 28 percent of adults aged 18 to 44 reported in the new Connecticut Health Care Survey that they have one of those serious illnesses.
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Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut partnered up with the Connecticut Health Foundation, Foundation for Community Health, Children’s Fund of Connecticut, Aetna Foundation and the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation to get this baseline view of the state of the health of Connecticut residents.
To see the Executive Summary and the policy briefs from the survey please visit the Foundation for Community Health’s page.
The Connecticut Health Funders Collaborative is joining John Dankosky, the host of WNPR’s Where We Live, in a town hall style conversation about the results of the Connecticut Health Care Survey and to ask the question “How Healthy is Connecticut?”
Listen to the program when it airs on May 27th or June 24th. The podcast will be posted on the WNPR Health Equity Project webpage.