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Due to the Patriots Victory Parade in Boston on Tuesday, February 7th, the Health Council was forced to delay the release of the Common Health report. Please be advised of the new date and time.

 Export to Your Calendar 12/31/2019
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
1:00 - 2:00
Where: Map this event »
Massachusetts State House
Room 428
(4th Floor)
United States
Contact: Jeff Stone
617 965 3711

Online registration is available until: 12/31/2019
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2017 Common Health for the Commonwealth Report Release!

Every two years, the Massachusetts Health Council releases an updated and nationally recognized report on Preventable Conditions and Social Determinants of Health

The Health Council is collaborating for the first time with the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Center for Health Law and Economics to make this 9th edition even more relevant to health care providers, civic leaders, communities and everyone who cares about creating a culture of health in Massachusetts.

Chapters for the 9thEdition include:

Access to & Affordability of Care Asthma  HIV/AIDS Hepatitis C  Education (Graduation and Drop-Out rates) 
Nutrition & Food Security Obesity Oral Disease Income and Poverty Substance Use - Opioids
Mental Illness (Depression, Suicide, Serious Mental Illness) Tobacco Use Injury Resulting from Violence Housing & Homelessness

Covering 14 major public health areas it is a preeminent "ready reference" and guide for advocates, government officials, providers, insurers, the media and others in better understanding and addressing preventable issues that have a negative impact on health status and costs. Policy perspectives, authored by expert practitioners and researchers, offer recommendations for what is most needed regarding policies, programs or funding.

Thank you to our Sponsors!



The 2012 (7th) Edition of Common Health for the Commonwealth pushed the emerging opioid overdose epidemic into the headlines. We identified regions in Massachusetts where ED admissions and fatal overdoses were spiking, which led to stories citing our report in print and broadcast media across the state. See below: