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The data compiled in the Healthy Aging Data Reports for Massachusetts and Rhode Island present local, regional, and statewide leaders and advocates with an opportunity to create communities that are relevant and responsive to the needs of all residents.

More than 120 separate indicators of health have been compiled and analyzed to help users get the “big picture” about the health of older adults across each state. Community Profiles for every city and town in each state include detailed population characteristics as well as information about community engagement, access to care, wellness and prevention, nutrition/diet, mental health, chronic disease, living with disability, and safety.

The Healthy Aging Data Reports for Massachusetts and Rhode Island are funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation with research and analysis by the Gerontology Institute of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.