Community Wellness and Health Equity

Below is a list of community wellness and health equity related resources for Seymour.

Valley United Way ALICE Report

ALICE, stands for – Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed. ALICE cares for our children and aging parents, fixes our cars and works in our local grocery stores, retail stores, and restaurants. ALICE is our friend, neighbor, co-worker, and family member. We lean on ALICE for support, yet many ALICE households are one emergency away from a financial crisis impacting their ability to feed their family, heat their home, maintain their housing, and ensure their medical care. The 2020 Connecticut United Ways ALICE Report revealed that 38% of households in our state have income which falls below what is needed to pay for basic necessities such as housing, food, child care, health care, technology, and transportation. Read more to find out about the ALICE population in our area. [ more ]

Valley Community Index Report

This 2022 report is part of an ongoing, decades-long tradition of analyzing social and economic conditions and quality of life in the Lower Naugatuck Valley region. The effort has included the 1996 Healthy Valley Report, the 2001 Mt. Auburn Report, the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center Community Health Profile, the 2010 Valley Cares Report, the 2013 Griffin Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment, and the Naugatuck Valley Health District's 2013-2015 Community Health Improvement Plan ... [ more ]

Naugatuck Valley Health District- WIC Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides healthcare referrals, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and supplemental foods. WIC is a federally funded nutrition assistance program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). Pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to 5 years of age may apply for the WIC Program. For more information about the WIC program and to see if your family is eligible, please click here. [ more ]

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