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Human Services Committee


Map Title: Portions of State Budges Going to Welfare
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Washington Post produced a series of maps about state budgets, including this one about how much of each state's budget is devoted to welfare.

Map Title: Medicare Charges vs. New England Average
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's publication, Communities and Banking, published a map that "displays the cost differences among hospitals involved in the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System."

Map Title: Income-Level Mobility
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The New York Times has a map showing the results of a study about income-level mobility. The map shows the percent chance of a child in a county rising from the bottom fifth to the top fifth.

Map Title: New England's Food Stamp Needs, County Level, 2009-2011
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston examined the percentage change in people using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (commonly referred to as "food stamps") at the county-level in New England from 2009 to 2011. Only one county saw a drop in their use (Franklin County, Maine), while most saw a heavy increase.

Map Title: Town-by-Town Food Security in Connecticut
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The University of Connecticut’s Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy and Department of Cooperative Extension produced a report evaluating each of the state's 169 towns in terms of food security and getting food to each of its residents.

Map Title: USDA Food Environment Atlas
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The US Department of Agriculture has a map that is customizable in a number of ways showing a variety of factors relating to food security.

Map Title: 2012 State Legislative Proposals: Drug Testing and Public Assistance
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Natioanl Conference of State Legislatures produced a map showing which state legislatures had bills propsing to test people on public assistance for narcotics.

Map Title: Percentage of Noninstitutionalized People with a Disability, 2010
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Rural Assistance Center has compiled data from the 2010 Census to show the percentage of noninstitutionalized people in each county with a disability.

Map Title: Total eligible persons who participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Percent) - 2009
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Annie E. Casey Foundation has produced a map showing the participation rate of people eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps).

Map Title: Community-Based Medicaid Spending By State, 2009
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: National Public Radio constructed a map showing the perecentage of Medicaid funds each state spends "serving the elderly and disabled in their communities, rather than in nursing homes."

Map Title: Percentage of Nursing Home Residents Being Billed at Highest Medicare Rate, by County
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Washington Post examined where residents who were being billed in one of the five highest categories were residing. The map shows, county by county, "the number of skilled nursing facilities, the share of patients in these five "ultra-high" billing categories and the average number of stars awarded to the homes by Medicare for overall quality (stars are assigned from a low of one to a high of five)."

Map Title: The Geography of Government Benefits
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: See which counties export money to the federal government and which import.

Map Title: Percentage of Households Earning Less Than $30,000 Per Year
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: From the New York Times and the Census Bureau, see what percentage of households are earning less than $30,000 per year by Census tract (a unit usually smaller than a town) across the state and across the country.

Map Title: DSS Child Care Centers
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: DSS Child Care Centers through out Connecticut.

 
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