Social determinants of health are factors related to the places where people spend their time—where they live, work, learn, and play—and are related to health risks and outcomes. Social determinants of health reflect economic stability, education, social and community context, healthcare, neighborhood, and the built environment. ICH is publishing a series of data briefs that highlight the importance of social determinants of health throughout Massachusetts. These briefs draw attention to the health of our communities and highlight disparities across the state using data from the United States Census Bureau. The data can help local communities and programs understand and prioritize social determinants of health needs as they work to improve health outcomes and decrease inequity.
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The following files are available for download below:
- Housing data brief: The burden of housing costs in Massachusetts
- Housing cost burden data tables: Tables showing the percentage of households that are cost burdened in Massachusetts, by community (tables show both renter-occupied households and owner-occupied households)
- Housing severe housing cost burden data tables: Tables showing the percentage of households that are severely cost burdened in Massachusetts, by community (tables show both renter-occupied households and owner-occupied households)
- Poverty data brief: Information about poverty in Massachusetts
- Poverty data tables: Tables showing the percentage of individuals and families that are living below the federal poverty level in Massachusetts, by community
- Educational attainment data brief: Information about educational attainment in Massachusetts
- Educational attainment data tables: Tables showing the percentage of individuals without a high school diploma, by community (tables show percentages for both individuals between 18 and 24 years old and individuals 25 years and older)