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 2010The Health of Boston 2010 report is divided into 15 sections. The report starts with a section on Social Determinants of Health, providing a foundation for the understanding of health disparities. This section is followed by a demographic profile and an introduction of neighborhoods. The remaining sections begin 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.