The following resources may be useful in gaining additional information on the Health indicator topics we’ve showcased on our site.
In Massachusetts, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are combined into one program called MassHealth. Members may be able to get doctor’s visits, prescription drugs, hospital stays, and many other important services at little or no cost.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) and Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
Provides helpline access and treatment resources for suicide, substance abuse and opioid treatment programs. SAMSHA also focuses on the development of national data standards that provide the basis for uniform, comparable, high-quality statistics on mental health services, making it a model in the health care statistics field. Data is available on mental health and substance abuse services including treatment satisfaction and recurrence.
One of the major agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.
A federal agency that conducts and supports research, helps in the training of research investigators, and fosters communication of medical information.
An organization dedicated to improving the health of babies and prenatal care across the nation. Their website provides information on the state of prenatal care in Massachusetts.
Provides a wealth of information on teenage pregnancy across the nation, and in Massachusetts. The teenage pregnancy rate and the related cost to the state can be found on the site.
A comprehensive directory of the 60+ organizations in Essex County that feed the hungry, including information on where to find food and how to donate or volunteer at the agency.
A directory of non profit organizatons located in Essex County. The Directory is searchable by community and topic area.