2014 Reports on the Health of Springfield

Two new reports released by Live Well Springfield Coalition partners regarding the status of health in Springfield.

Partners for a Healthier Community Health Equity Report

Partners for a Healthier Community is pleased to present its first ever health equity report. This report focuses on racial and ethnic health equity as part of PHC’s strategic goal to “Advance Racial Justice”.

The Report provides data on racial and ethnic disparities in health and context for some of the observed inequities. The goal of this report is to promote a dialogue about the racial and ethnic health inequalities that exist, why they exist, and challenge us to think and act on solutions.

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Data Atlas by Neighborhood

As part of PVPC’s work on the LiveWell Springfield initiative, we have produced this Data Atlas in order to provide community based advocacy and service delivery organizations, residents, and city government with health, economic, and educational information on each of the city’s 17 neighborhoods. Collectively, we seek to answer the question: how is Springfield doing?

Data is examined through long term trend comparisons to the region and state, as well as through neighborhood comparison maps. Published on 9/23/14, this is the first version of this report and may be modified slightly over time.