AISP Network: Massachusetts Public Health Data Warehouse (PHD)

About the Work

The Public Health Data Warehouse (PHD) is a truly unique public health data analysis tool that links multiple data sets across state and local government to help address public health priorities.

The PHD was created in 2017, originally to provide unprecedented access to data across government to identify trends and target resources to confront the opioid epidemic. Since then, the PHD has provided timely, multi-year data to spur analysis of other pressing population health issues, including maternal and child health disparities, substance use, COVID-19, and the effects of climate change on health.

Massachusetts Public Health Data Warehouse (PHD) is hosted by Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Integrating data since: 2017

Jurisdiction: Massachusetts

Scale: state

Contact: Dana Bernson
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About the Data

Data Included

Vital Records
Early Childhood
Legal System & Law Enforcement
Homelessness & Housing
Other State or Local Data Sources

Current Data Uses

To inform policy
Program evaluation
Grant reporting, planning, and development
Predictive analytics/forecasting

Relevant Policy Priorities

Social determinants of health
Substance use/opioid use
Other public health (e.g., mortality, disease transmission)

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