Boston by the Numbers
Center for Public Health Science, Technology, and Innovation
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BOSTON, MA 02118
Health of Boston ReportsHealth of Boston
The Health of Boston report compiled by BPHC examines the city’s health trends and the health status of residents. BPHC utilizes the data and insights gained from these reports to inform policy and program interventions to address urgent public health issues and promote greater health equity throughout our communities. Additional issue-based reports will be published later this year.
Other Reports and Data BriefsOther Reports and Data Briefs
Unhoused and Uncounted
This presentation presents a wide range of health-related data about unhoused (i.e., homeless) adults in Boston resulting from a survey conducted June-August 2022.
BPHC’s Homeless Services Bureau supports two emergency shelters, the Southampton Street Shelter for men and the Woods Mullen Shelter for women. The two shelter reports provide details on utilization and a demographic profile for calendar year 2022. Any questions can be address to email@example.com.
Overdose Survivors Living on the Street
This report focuses on analyzing the findings of the Boston Overdose Linkage to Treatment Study (BOLTS) with a sub-analysis focused on those in the Mass and Cass area.
- Healthcare Access, Health Behaviors, and Health Status Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adults in Boston, 2010 – 2017 (Published October 2020)
- Demographic Characteristics and Social Determinants of Health Among Boston's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adult Residents, 2010 – 2017 (Published August 2019)
- Racial Differences in Accessing Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment Following an Opioid Overdose (Published March 2019)
No current Community Presentations.
See Other Archived Reports below for earlier presentations
Archived ReportsArchived Reports
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- Health of Boston 2016 - 2017
- Health of Boston 2014 - 2015
- Health of Boston 2012 - 2013
- Health of Boston 2011
- Health of Boston 2010
- Health of Boston 2009
- Health of Boston 2008
- Health of Boston 2007
- Health of Boston 2006
- Health of Boston 2005
- Health of Boston 2004 Chartbook
- Health of Boston 2004 Data Tables
- Health of Boston 2002
- Health of Boston 2001
- Charlestown Health Status Presentation 2005
- Dorchester Health Status Presentation 2005
- Dorchester Health Status Presentation 2006
- Dorchester Health Status of Youth Presentation 2007
- East Boston Health Status Presentation 2005
- East Boston Health Status of Youth Presentation 2007
- Fenway Health Status of Youth Presentation 2005
- Hyde Park Health Status Presentation 2006
- Jamaica Plain Health Status of Youth Presentation 2007
- Roxbury Health Status of Youth Presentation 2007
- Roxbury Health Status Presentation 2004
- South Boston Health Status Presentation 2006
- South Dorchester Health Status Presentation 2006
- South End Health Status of Youth Presentation 2007
- West Roxbury Health Status Presentation 2005
Boston Natality and Infant Mortality Reports
- Closing the Gap: Decline in Black Infant Mortality Rates in Boston, 2001-2012
- Boston Natality 2007 Report - A Review of 1999 Birth Data
- Boston Natality 2005 Report - A Review of 2003 Birth Data
- Boston Natality 2004 Report - A Review of 2002 Birth Data
- Boston Natality 2003 Report - A Review of 2001 Birth Data
- Boston Natality 2002 Report- A Review of 2000 Birth Data
Substance Abuse Reports
BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
Every other year, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) conducts phone interviews to evaluate the health of Boston’s residents.
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Center for Public Health Science, Technology, and Innovation (“SciTech ”)
The Center for Public Health Sciences, Technology, and Innovation (“SciTech) was established in June of 2022 to meet the increased need for research, surveillance, and analysis of big data experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic. SciTech, which is an expansion of BPHCs’ Research and Evaluation Office, includes three divisions, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Population Health and Research (PHAR), and works closely with the Informatics team and other functions within Information and Technology Services. SciTech is committed to identifying, accessing, and utilizing up-to-date and comprehensive data along with state-of-the-art methodology, digital assets and tools, and employs several methodological approaches grounded in biostatistics, computational biology, economics, epidemiology, evaluation, and informatics, all with an antiracist, health equity lens.
These resources and processes allow SciTech to deliver timely, accurate, and community-responsive public health information and resources to local, state, and federal stakeholders via direct engagement, response to inquiries, the development and dissemination of practice guidance, reporting on public health data, trends, and high priority health topics, and the production of peer-reviewed literature. SciTech’s products and tools enable evidence-based decision-making and the implementation of effective services and interventions, while continually evaluating the quality and impact of processes and products for improved public health and racial equity outcomes.