|Further Study Details:
|The CHP was first produced in 1998 under its original title of Valley Health Profile to provide health-related information pertaining to Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton, CT. Over the years, it was periodically revised to include more data from a broader geographic area. The 2009-2010 edition included data from communities served by the Naugatuck Valley Health District (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour, Shelton), and the Pomperaug Health District (Oxford, Southbury, Woodbury), along with data from Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and the state of Connecticut. It included a searchable database with the ability to generate custom reports to track trends at the local, regional, or state level. It included data on population statistics; prenatal statistics; lead poisoning; communicable diseases; cancer incidence and mortality; and the leading causes of death. In 2014, in response to the local desire for more comprehensive data collection, the Valley Community Foundation convened a new Advisory Committee and engaged DataHaven to produce The Valley Community Index.