The Health of Boston Report provides a review of select health conditions, risk behaviors, and social determinants of health. It presents a broad picture of health in our city and identifies individuals and communities at greatest risk for certain conditions. This report does not attempt to identify causality or make recommendations. Instead, it provides information needed to stimulate dialogue among individuals and within communities.
Health of Boston 2009The Health of Boston 2009 report is divided into 16 sections. Each section begins with an introduction describing the featured health indicators, followed by a short explanation of emerging trends and/or changes in the data elements. Each chapter concludes with a summary, list of references, and notes that clarify the data analysis.