Community Profile The Community Profile brings together important health, environmental and community indicators, providing a snapshot of environmental health for each of Massachusetts’ 351 communities. The Community Profile is linked to our EPHT database, so that it always includes the most up-to-date data available.
The following updates have been made to the EPHT portal:
- New Lead in Soil fact sheet
- New Choose Safe Places resource to help early education and childcare programs with screening proposed locations for environmental hazards
- New Environmental Justice Tool
- New Radon and Lung Cancer data story
- New widget on the Climate Change page showing projected temperature and precipitation data
Maps & Tables
A key feature of this website is that you can make tables, charts, and maps of environmental and health data for the community that you live in. This website also provides important background information including limitations associated with the data. It is important to stress that the data cannot be used to determine the cause of disease. They can be used to identify areas where public health actions can be taken. Access Maps & Tables and Community Profiles using the links at the top of each page.
The MA EPHT Portal includes the latest available data for:
- Birth Defects
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Childhood Lead Poisoning
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Heart Attack
- Heat Stress
- Pediatric Diabetes
- Reproductive Outcomes
- Climate Change
- Drinking Water Quality
- Indoor Air Quality
- Outdoor Air Quality
- Recreational Water
- Vulnerable Populations
…linking environmental and health data enables a timely response to potential public health problems related to the environment Former CDC Director Dr. Julie L. Gerberding
These web pages are supported through Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Web contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.
We look forward to sharing this important information with you and welcome your comments and suggestions as we move forward.