Public Health Data Warehouse (PHD): How to collaborate with us

PHD supports collaborations between public, private, and non-profit organizations to analyze population health trends.

In late 2017, policymakers, program planners, and clinicians used PHD findings to develop an action plan that included prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery support, and budget and legislative initiatives to address the opioid epidemic. We would like to thank our data contributors and research partners for engaging in this critical collaboration. Without their help, we could not have assembled such a valuable tool to expand our understanding of the opioid epidemic.

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Collaboration pathways

State Agencies and Other Data Providers

One way state agencies and other data providers can participate in the PHD is by becoming a data contributor. We encourage you to request a complimentary assessment of your data assets. We will be happy to evaluate the relevance, reliability, timeliness, and level of effort for the integration and management of your data assets.

Researchers and Data Analysts

Please remember that all the analyses conducted and outputs derived from the PHD are done on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the residents of the Commonwealth.

Parties interested in working with PHD data must first be deemed eligible. There are two pathways to becoming an eligible analyst to work with PHD data on behalf of the department: 

1. Submitting a response to a Notice Of Opportunity announcement and receiving Department approval. 

2. Supporting operational needs as a vendor/consultant. In this case, DPH would use one of the available state procurement vehicles to contract the appropriate services.

Notice of Opportunities

Partners and Collaborators

State, Local and Federal agencies

  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Center for Health Information and Analysis
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Department of Correction
  • Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities
  • Department of Industrial Accidents
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Transitional Assistance
  • Executive Office of Health and Human Services IT
  • Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
  • Executive Office of Veterans’ Services
  • Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • MassHealth
  • Mass IT – Data Office
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Veterans Administration

Academic institutions

  • Boston College
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Public Health
  • Boston University School of Social Work
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Cornell University
  • George Mason University
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard University Medical School
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Louisiana State University
  • Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • UMASS, Donahue Institute
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical
  • University of Florida
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • UMass Chan Medical School
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Texas, Houston
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Yale University

Healthcare Delivery

  • Baystate Health
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
  • McLean Hospital
  • Miriam Hospital
  • Partners Healthcare

Consulting Agencies, Foundations, Private Companies, and Think Tanks

  • AltaMed Institute for Health Equity
  • American Institute for Research
  • Center for Social Innovation
  • Commonwealth Medicine
  • Ernst & Young
  • Friends Research Institute
  • General Electric Foundation
  • MITRE Corporation
  • Price Waterhouse Cooper
  • RAND Corporation
  • SAS Analytics

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Date published: September 1, 2018

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