A customized community data report provides access to weekly vaccination and COVID-19 incidence rates compared to the overall statewide rates. These data serve as the Equity Initiative benchmarks.
This data can help communities to direct resources toward identified gaps to achieve the equity benchmarks in each community overall and for population subgroups defined by race/ ethnicity, sex and age. The data report, posted on Fridays, highlights rates that meet or exceed the statewide vaccination average so communities can see where additional outreach/vaccine should be prioritized.
Progress toward equity can be demonstrated when there is an increase in:
- The number of communities with vaccine administration rates – overall and within different race, sex and age groups – that meet or exceed the statewide rate.
- The number of communities that move from red to "grey" status for COVID incidence rates as listed on the weekly COVID-19 statewide public health report.
Community-specific data reports
COVID-19 Community Impact survey
DPH and stakeholders conducted the COVID-19 Community Impact Survey (CCIS) in the fall of 2020 to better understand the social and economic consequences facing Massachusetts communities due to the pandemic, to help prioritize resources. For more information, visit mass.gov/covidsurvey.