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Massachusetts Environmental Public Health

THe Massachusetts EPHT website provides access to reports on environmental and health data in your community including tables, maps and charts that can be downloaded and printed.


Progress in Community Health Partnerships: The mission of this journal is to facilitate dissemination of programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, to promote progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships, and to stimulate action that will improve the health of people in communities. (Access restricted to UMass Chan community. See Library's eJournals list.)

eScholarship CTSA

UMCCTS Scholarly Publishing.  Access to online articles, abstracts and retreat proceedings from the U Mass Center for Clinical and Translational Science

About Us

This Library Resource Guide has been created as a collaboration of the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science’s Community-Engagement & Research Core and the Lamar Soutter Library of the UMass Medical School.

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Population Health Information Tool is a data portal for Massachusetts health data.

About CTSA Community Engagement

A community engaged research approach can enable researchers and community partners to conduct research to improve health. To help both researchers and community partners working with this approach, we have collected a wealth of information to assist with understanding health status and issues in Massachusetts communities, learning more about community-engaged research, and developing proposals for future work. Please use the tabs above to find information that you may need. As you will see, there are tabs to help find national, state, and regional health data. In addition, here are tabs with information on community-engaged research training, tips to understanding statistics, examples of community programs with evidence that they work, and research ethics. Please feel free to send us questions or comments as they arise so that we may offer assistance that you may need.

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Data Sources

Data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.


Cost report data for Medicare, general information on Medicaid, public health databases and registries, information and databases on pharmaceuticals, population statistics, and more.


A collection of US data of health care, poverty, education, income and more, available as charts and maps on the national, county and, in many cases, city levels.


A collaboration between the CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation providing city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States.


Screenshot from Village Vital Signs

Interactive maps of the Greater Boston Area where users can choose which socio-economic factors data they want to see. Vital Village also has a data gallery of past visualizations. 


The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is a system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city source.