Community Health Data and Reports

Community health information & insights that matter to you.

The Health Improvement Team, part of the Community Health Improvement Department at Cambridge Health Alliance, works to shine light on strengths, concerns, and priorities related to community health. This page is for community members and leaders interested in exploring and using our analyses, reports, and recommended resources. Click the buttons below to jump to a section on this page.

2022 CHA Regional Wellbeing Report

A Community Health Needs Assessment

The 2022 CHA Regional Wellbeing Report is the product of a collaborative Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process that centered community voices to examine the strengths and challenges of CHA service area communities. This report is intended to serve as a resource for all who live, work, and serve in the community. The report will be followed by an Implementation Strategy, designed to take action on the priorities identified by community members through the assessment process.

Read the Report

Click the Read the Report button to access the full report. Click the plus signs below to access the Executive Summary, Everett and Malden Summary, and Medford and Somerville Summary in multiple languages. Visit our partners to read assessment materials for:


Explore Community Data

Community Data Profiles contain statistics related to Community Demographics, Social Determinants of Health, and Health Outcomes in each community in CHA's primary service area. Click the name of each community to download its data profile. Guidance on how to navigate the data and content is provided on the last page of each profile. These profiles contain the most current data publicly available as of Fall 2022.

The CHA Health Improvement Team Tableau Public site offers interactive visualizations of community data to explore selected topics more deeply. Visit the site at this link:


Community Health Assessments

Hospitals and public health agencies across the U.S. carry out comprehensive assessments every few years to guide plans for improving community health. The Health Improvement Team collaborates with community members and partner organizations and participates in coalitions to examine and report on health needs and strengths in our communities. Specific community health topics, like food systems and oral health, are explored in deep-dive assessments as well. Click the button below each cover image to access these reports.

Oral Health Assessment (2022)

The Oral Health Assessment provides a novel approach to community oral health needs assessment in Everett and Malden. It was led by the CHA Department of Dental Medicine and Oral Health, with collaboration from the Health Improvement Team.

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Malden Community Food Assessment (2019–2021)

Food systems are an important part of community health. The Malden Community Food Assessment is a collaboration of Bread of Life, CHA, YWCA/Malden is Moving! and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

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North Suffolk Community Health Needs Assessment (2019) + Improvement Plan (2020–2022)

The North Suffolk Public Health Collaborative is an initiative of the communities of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. CHA participates as a member of the steering committee.

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Our Approach to Assessment

Assessment begins with listening. Our approach to assessment revolves around asking questions that matter, lifting up community members’ priorities, centering equity, and collaborating to create solutions. We developed a framework to guide our approach, informed by experiences, lessons, and practices from our own communities and others around the country. Our framework is always evolving. Click the link below to view and learn more.

CHA Community Wellbeing Assessment & Improvement Framework

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