Data Sources

These data sources provide information for communities looking for more local data. These sources provide either unique, local data; more information on demographic breakdowns (e.g., age, sex, race/ethnicity); or data for sub-county geographic units (e.g., cities, zipcodes or school districts).

Massachusetts Data Sources

Name Description Breakdown
Center for Health Information and Analysis - Emergency Department Volume by Hospital This site provides information on visit volume for all Emergency Departments regardless of discharge disposition across the state of Massachusetts. - School Immunizations Data is available on school immunizations and exemption rates by county as well as kindergarten and preschool vaccination rates annuall. Sub-County
Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database The MA APCD collects Medicare, MassHealth, and Medicaid data to provide a deep understanding of the Massachusetts health care system.  
Massachusetts Cancer Registry The Massachusetts Cancer Registry collects information on all newly diagnosed cancer cases in the state. Sub-County Demographic
Massachusetts Crime Data This site provides public access to National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data, with detailed tables including crime and arrest statistics gathered on selected types of crime by participating law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Massachusetts. Demographic
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Statistical Reports This site provides education data at the state, district, and school level. Information on enrollment, dropouts, student exclusions, etc. is available. Sub-County Demographic
Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking Program Massachusetts is part of the National Tracking Network, created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make data on environmental hazards, exposures, and health effects easier to find and use. Demographic
Massachusetts Health and Human Services - Population Health Statistics This site features data on the following health indicators: birth, death, race and ethnicity, smoking, LGBT and women's health, and Healthy People 2010 leading indicators. Demographic
Massachusetts Highway Department Crash Data Information This site lists crashes individually in the city/town data files. Each crash includes information on date, time, number of vehicles involved, crash severity, weather and lighting conditions, and crash location. Sub-County
Massachusetts Youth Health Survey This survey assesses the health of youth and young adults in grades 6-12 by asking questions about health status, risk behaviors, and protective factors. Demographic
MassCHIP MassCHIP provides community-level data to assess health needs, monitor health status indicators, and evaluate health programs. Users can access summary reports or create their own custom reports for counties. Sub-County Demographic

Community Health Improvement Resources

These resources include public health agencies (including local public health offices, state agencies, and public health institutes) and other partners in improving community health including United Ways, counties associations, hospital associations, and extension offices.

Massachusetts Community Resources