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  • CONTACT US

    For more information, please contact the Boston Public Health Commission’s Center for Public Health Science, Technology, and Innovation.

  • 1010 Massachusetts Ave.

    BOSTON, MA 02118

Health of Boston Reports

Health 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 Briefs

Other Reports and Data Briefs

The Boston Public Health Commission's FY 2022 Annual Report is a reflection of our collective efforts to promote the health and well-being of the residents of our remarkable city. As we reflect on the year’s challenges and triumphs, we are grateful for the support of our stakeholders and the dedication of our team.



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UNHOUSED and UNCOUNTED REPORT - August 2023

 

The Health of People Experiencing Homelessness Report highlights trends in health behaviors, differences in lived experiences, the prevalence of several health outcomes (diabetes, asthma, etc.), and access to social determinants of health among Boston’s unhoused population. For many indicators, differences across racial/ethnic groups, sex, and other subgroups are highlighted. Data was collected from a survey of 300 individuals experiencing homelessness and expands and enhances the BPHC continuum of data collection and understanding of the health status of our residents by housing status and social determinants of health with a focus on racial justice and health equity.

Unhoused and Uncounted: Health of People Experiencing Homelessness Report

Unhoused and Uncounted - survey August 2022

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.

Shelter Reports

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 info@bphc.org.

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.

Boston is home to the largest number of LGBTQ+ people in Massachusetts. When it comes to LGBTQ+ health, there are many concerns and gaps in care. LGBTQ+ people of color face noticeable gaps in care due to racism and other social factors. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated these gaps.

We contracted Ocha Transformations to develop a LGBTQ+ Healthy Equity Assessment. This report engaged Boston residents in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report offers recommendations to improve the health of LGBTQ+ residents in Boston.

To view the report, click here.

 

Dashboards and Data Series

Dashboards and Data Series

Presentations

Presentations

No current Community Presentations.

See Other Archived Reports below for earlier presentations

Archived Reports

Archived 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.

Did you get a call?  Click here to learn more.

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. 

  • CONTACT US

    For more information, please contact the Boston Public Health Commission’s Center for Public Health Science, Technology, and Innovation.

  • 1010 Massachusetts Ave.

    BOSTON, MA 02118
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