Nonprofits See Challenges Ahead After Federal, State Tax Changes

Nonprofits See Challenges Ahead After Federal, State Tax Changes

With the nonprofit sector facing numerous challenges in Connecticut - as a result of state budget cuts and the new federal tax law - the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance surveyed their members in an effort to learn how nonprofits and funders were experiencing and responding to these challenges. 

 

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Earning State’s HEARTSafe Designation Can Be Key to Saving Lives; UConn Is Most Recent Participant, Some Municipalities Remain Absent

Earning State’s HEARTSafe Designation Can Be Key to Saving Lives; UConn Is Most Recent Participant, Some Municipalities Remain Absent

The University of Connecticut was recently named a “HEARTSafe Campus” – the first institution of higher education in the state of Connecticut to earn the designation. The “HEARTSafe” program recognizes communities, workplaces, and campuses that improve the chances for individuals to survive a sudden cardiac arrest. Not every town is on board.

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Research Report Finds Suicide Rate Among Young Girls Climbing, Raising Concerns

Research Report Finds Suicide Rate Among Young Girls Climbing, Raising Concerns

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in kids and teens ages 10 to 19 in the United States, after accidents and unintentional injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association is raising new alarms, with evidence that suicide rates for young girls, ages 10 to 14, are rising at a pace faster than that of boys,

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Plans for Pediatric Dialysis Center Advance with Assist from Whalers License Plate

Plans for Pediatric Dialysis Center Advance with Assist from Whalers License Plate

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children. A pediatric dialysis center - the state’s first - is now being planned, with support from a major gift - and an assist from purchases of Hartford Whalers license plates from the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Greater New Haven Economic Update Reflects Trends

Greater New Haven Economic Update Reflects Trends

The population change in the New Haven region’s municipalities (between 2010 and 2016) was negligible - an increase of 0.14%. The largest population losses during the six-year period were in Meriden (-665) and West Haven (-592) while the largest increases were in Milford (+671), New Haven (+626) and Hamden (+516). A draft economic development report, open for public comments through May 26, has the data.

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