- The percentage of mothers receiving adequate prenatal care
- The number of admissions to substance abuse treatment programs
- The birth rate for teenagers
- The percentage of current smokers
- Public school expenditures per student
The Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP) is a dynamic, user-friendly information service that provides free, online access to these and many other health and social indicators. With MassCHIP, you can obtain community-level data to assess health needs, monitor health status indicators, and evaluate health programs.
Community-level data can be accessed through MassCHIP in two ways, both having a tremendous wealth of information. One way is by generating Instant Topics (formerly known as standard reports), which are predefined reports using MassCHIP's most recent data. Another way for an even more in-depth view of your data source and particular selectors, not available within Instant Topics, is by creating user-defined Custom Reports.
The user-defined Custom Reports function is accessible by downloading the MassCHIP client into your own computer. See the Features page for more information on MassCHIP data sets and reports.
Awarded the Massachusetts Investing in Information Award for improving the state's health information infrastructure by the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium in September 1998, MassCHIP has become a model for other states and for the nation.
This information is provided by MassCHIP within the Department of Public Health.