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We are in the process of updating our State Health Assessment.
What is a State Health Assessment?
The state health assessment is a regularly updated report on the health of the Commonwealth that includes analyzed and interpreted data with descriptive context of the environment, assets and resources that support health as well as the disparities and inequities where the department has had the opportunity to focus. The State Health Assessment is a report that contains data based upon existing DPH data sets, external data sources such as US Census, CDC, and other state agencies as well as through a Statewide Partnership Advisory Group, focus group input, existing DPH advisory group input, key informant interviews, and the general public.
How can I provide input into the State Health Assessment?
The Draft 2017 Massachusetts State Health Assessment file size 8MB file size 13MB is ready for review and comment.
Take the survey! Once you have had a chance to look through the draft document, please share your responses via this brief survey.
You can also print the survey .
The survey will remain open for your feedback through September 26, 2017.
Thank you for your interest and participation in this process!
If you would like to get future notices regarding the next phase of the assessment, or more information on state health improvement planning please send an email.
2010 – Health of Massachusetts
The 2010 report represented a major leap forward in our ability to provide useful data on the health of Massachusetts residents, in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. For the first time, in 2010 statistical information was coupled with policy perspectives from some of the leading experts in the field of public health, allowing for greater context in understanding the broad issues we face. Designed to inform policy makers and key community partners, this report contains more than 200 charts and draws information from more than 50 sources.
- Health of Massachusetts file size 7MB file size 1MB
- Chapter 1: Demographics and Socio-Economics
- Chapter 2: Community Assets
- Chapter 3: Health Care Access
- Chapter 4: Health Care Quality
- Chapter 5: Natality and Early Childhood
- Chapter 6: Infectious Disease
- Chapter 7: Wellness and Chronic Disease
- Chapter 8: Environmental Health
- Chapter 9: Occupational Health
- Chapter 10: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use
- Chapter 11: Unintentional Injury
- Chapter 12: Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury
- Chapter 13: Violence
- Chapter 14: Mortality
- Appendix: Data Sources
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.