The Office of Statistics and Evaluation (OSE) provides performance management and decision support services throughout the Center using data analytics, survey work and evaluation studies. Through active involvement in Enterprise Service Management (ESM) development and implementation, OSE helps to implement data standards into client administrative service records. OSE senior analytic staff work with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Data Analytics and Decision Support Warehouse team. In addition multiple projects involving the linkage of EOHHS agency data, such as the Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal (PELL) and the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services' Performance Management Project, are the principal resource for OSE analysts.
OSE assists the Center's Directors and program managers with their oversight and management via evaluation and surveillance studies. Some studies are contracted while some are performed within OSE. OSE operates in a matrix with the Center's programs. OSE coordinates data analytic efforts across the Center to connect and build a cohesive, high performance analytic infrastructure that is efficient and supports the operational needs of the programs, initiatives and activities within the Center.
OSE manages two major survey projects, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) and the Massachusetts Youth Health Survey (YHS), the latter conducted in coordination with the Department of Education. OSE collaborates with other MDPH Centers, Divisions and Bureaus to enhance the Center for Community Health's ability to promote health and wellness, to engage in innovative approaches to interagency coordination, as well as to involve the public and private sector at the local, regional and state level.
Statistical information that accurately describes and forecasts population group service needs is a key outcome. Another outcome includes performance measurement work to guide program monitoring and management. Evaluation services assist in quality improvement efforts and in federal grant reporting.
The Office of Statistics and Evaluation (OSE) is a knowledge center that provides leadership in the following areas:
- health needs assessment and surveillance projects
- DPH data collection and program evaluation
- health statistics interpretation
Our services provide the Center for Community Health with the best available data on which to base programmatic and policy decisions for the health of Massachusetts residents. Data is also disseminated to the public, state and federal officials and the public health community. OSE maintains its commitment to providing superior services by continuously advancing our technical expertise and professional collaborations.
- Chronic Disease
- Office of HIV/AIDS
- Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation & Prevention Program
- Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
- Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Program
- RFR - Open Enrollment
- School Health Services
- Substance Abuse Services
- Violence Prevention and Intervention Services
Office of Statistics and Evaluation
Center for Community Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: (617) 624-5131