Other data sources to complement the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report are provided below:

State-Specific Data Sources

Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP)
MassCHIP is provided through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MPDH). This online tool provides free access to community-level health data to assist in assessing health needs, monitoring health status indicators, and evaluate health programs.

Embracing Equity In Community Health Improvement
This report from Health Resources in Action (HRiA) includes a helpful list of organizations, such as public health departments and Area Agencies on Aging, that conduct community health improvement efforts and may have existing data to share.

Assessing the Age-Friendliness of Your Community (2015)
Source: MA Healthy Aging Collaborative
This blog post outlines five steps and associated resources for communities in MA when deciding to conduct a community assessment.

National Data Sources

Administration on Aging (AoA)
The AoA offers several data sources, including the Aging Integrated Database (AGID), which provides access to AoA-related program performance results, surveys, and other data files. The AoA also offers:

  • Data tables from the state program reports
  • Older Americans Act program results and program evaluation
  • AoA compiled statistics on the older population

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC offers a range of data and statistics, including the Healthy Aging Data Portfolio, which provides searchable access to CDC data on key indicators of health and well-being, screenings and vaccinations, and mental health among older adults.
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. This website offers specifics objectives and data for Older Adults. Use the Data Search to select a topic of interest and a specific data source. The data sources include:

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • Distribution of Dentists
  • Medicare data
  • National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)