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Applied Research Projects

Connecticut State Board of Education and Services to the Blind (BESB) - A survey of client satisfaction of state services for the blind. The project is in progress.

Connecticut Veterans Needs Assessment OEF/OIF Project Part II - Based on an earlier needs assessment, this project expands the survey sample to 10,000 veterans in Connecticut. The project is in progress.

Connecticut Veterans Needs Assessment: OEF/OIF Project - A needs assessment of veterans returning to Connecticut from Iraq and Afghanistan. The comprehensive study, requested by Governor M. Jodi Rell and the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs, focused on identifying the medical, psychosocial, higher education and economic needs of veterans, as well as barriers preventing those needs from being met. Subsequent recommendations have been made for changes in policy and possible legislative initiatives to assist in Connecticut's veterans' optimal readjustment to civilian life .

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The following project summaries represent a sampling of CPPSR's recent work:

Marketing Research Study: CT-N Television A marketing research study analyzing Connecticut state residents' media consumption habits, interest in state and local government and familiarity with CT-N television.

Communication Strategy for Addressing Health Inequities: Connecticut Association of Directors of Health (CADH)-A project evaluating existing knowledge of health inequities, perceived importance and benefits/barriers in addressing these inequities, ways of communicating information about inequities to officials, governing boards and municipal department heads in Connecticut. The outcome will be the development of a communication strategy to be implemented by local public health officials in collaboration with state and municipal officials and nonprofits involved in housing, public safety, economic development, environment and education to address health inequities.

Use and Economic Importance of the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook: Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA) A study evaluating the use and economic impact of the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook. This study examined the recreational usage, perceived value of living in proximity to the river, and the economic impact on businesses and real estate located in proximity to the river.