Data Resources

Below is a list of key data resources utilized by our Research and Evaluation staff.

Springfield

Springfield Youth Health Interactive Database
An interactive database of results from the 2015 Springfield Youth Health Survey (YHS) completed by 8th graders enrolled in Springfield Public Schools.

Springfield Neighborhood Data Atlas
A product of LiveWell Springfield, PVPC produced a data atlas examining the health and well-being of the people in Springfield, MA. Data is examined through long-term trend comparisons to the region and state, as well as through neighborhood comparison maps. 

Springfield GIS
The City of Springfield maintains online Geographic Information System (GIS) maps where you can explore a variety of layers, including parcel maps, neighborhood boundaries, zip codes, zoning, historic, wetland, school, parks, and more.  The website also allows you to search for specific addresses, find abutters within a specific radius, print and e-mail maps, and more.

Springfield Crime Data
This website allows the user to explore mapped crime data, which can be filtered by incident type, date range, days of the week, time range, and more.  

Massachusetts

MA Environmental Public Health Tracking
This website provides access to community-level data on a variety of health and environmental data including asthma, childhood lead poisoning, pediatric diabetes, air quality, drinking water quality, vulnerable populations, inspection data, and more. 

MA Healthy Aging Collaborative
This website provides Massachusetts community profiles comprised of population characteristics and healthy aging indicators, including data on wellness/prevention, nutrition/diet, mental health, chronic disease, disability, access to care, service utilization, civic engagement, and more.

MassCHIP ​​​
MassCHIP provides community-level data on health topics including hospitalization, HIV/AIDs, births, chronic disease, health equity, mental health, and more.

National Databases

These national resources allow for searching for data by city or census tract level.

County Health Rankings

Hampden County
Based on the model developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, The County Health Rankings measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states.  The Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources.

500 Cities: Local data for better health
This website provides city- and census tract-level data for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States, including Springfield, MA.

Community Commons
This website allows the user to access data layers from a variety of sources, including the CDC, US Census Bureau, and Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and more.  Data can be mapped or reported in tables for selected geographies, including census tracts, zip codes, cities, counties, and states.

EPA EJSCREEN: Environmental Justice  Screening & Mapping Tool
This website combines environmental and demographic indicators in maps and reports.

U.S. Census Bureau American Fact Finder
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This website provides access to data gathered by the US Census Bureau.  Users can explore by geography, topic area, dataset, and more.  There is also a mapping function available.