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

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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
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.

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

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.

Dashboards and Data Series

Dashboards and Data Series



No current Community Presentations.

See Other Archived Reports below for earlier presentations

Archived Reports

Archived Reports


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. 

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