The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report is designed to help residents, agencies, providers and governments understand the older adults who live in their cities and towns – their ages, living arrangements, health status, strengths and vulnerabilities. The report was first released in January 2014 and updated in March 2015.
The report includes Community Profiles for each of the Commonwealth’s 351 cities and towns plus the 16 neighborhoods of Boston. Each Community Profile includes 121 indicators of individual and community health listed alongside state averages, allowing for a comparison of how a town is doing relative to the rest of the state by each variable.
The report was commissioned by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation with research led by the Gerontology Institute of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Explore the Report
- Read the 2014 and 2015 Highlights Reports
- Explore the community profiles
- View an infographic of the data
- View the statewide health indicator maps
- Explore the interactive map
- Learn about the data sources
This online tutorial will walk you through the contents of the Healthy Aging Data Report, and show how to best use the data.