Health: Resources and Databases

Local Level Statistics

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

Overview of Health Rankings for Barnstable, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard. Can compare the demographics to other counties in Massachusetts or the United States. 

Yearly publication

Local Level Statistics and Community Information

Cape Cod Health Care Community Health Needs Assessment Report and Implementation Plan 2017 - 2019

Assessment of local health needs through surveys and analysis.  

Yearly publication

Rural Health: Evidence Based Research

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Offers a library of resources, coverage or rural issues, state guides, toolkits, program models, and more.

Updated continuously

Statistics and Evidence Based Database: All Health-Related Topics

Center for Disease Control’s Healthy Aging in Action: Advancing the National Prevention Strategy

Prepared by the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (National Prevention Council). 

Updated continuously

Healthy Aging: Evidence Based Toolkit

World Health Organization Global Age-Friendly Cities Guide

Describes the trends of urbanization and aging, gives models for individuals and groups to stimulate action in their own cities, highlights the concerns of aging residents. 

One time publication (2017)

Trauma Informed Care: Evidence Based Resources

Trauma Informed Care – Implementation Resource Center

Training Resources, best practices, steps for becoming a trauma-informed organization.

Updated in 2018

Prevention and Recovery: Evidence Based Database

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Information about substance use as well as prevention and treatment guides. 

Updated continuously

Prevention and Recovery: Evidence Based Database

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Research and publications to understand the impact of alcohol on human health and well-being. 

Updated continuously

Individuals with Special Needs: Evidence Based Programs

A Guide to Evidence-Based Practices for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority: a broad report which encompasses medicine, mental health, child welfare, education, the justice system and other areas with the best practices for persons with disabilities.  

Published in 2009

Town Level Statistics

Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

Demographic, lifestyle, and economic data on residents ages 65+ by town for all of Massachusetts. 

Updated  December 2018

Local Level Statistics and Community Information

Barnstable County Department of Human Services, Regional Substance Use Council Publications and Data

Contains fact sheets as well as Department Publications about substance use on the Cape and Islands.

New publications, at least yearly

Statistics and Evidence Based Database: All Health-Related Topics

Center for Disease Control

Contains government information on healthy aging, substance use and prevention, mental health, and much more. Statistics with best practices and information for communities.  

Updated continuously

Healthy Aging: Evidence Based Database

National Council on Aging

Resource for best practices and programs for residents to age in place and promote healthy aging. 

Updated continuously

Trauma Informed Care: Best Practices

Key Ingredients for Successful Trauma-Informed Care Implementation

By the Center for Health Care Strategies: Framework for organizational and clinical changes that can be practically implemented across the health care sector to address trauma. 

One time publication (2016)

Trauma Informed Care: Approaches & Framework

National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint (NCTIC)

Works to eliminate the use of seclusion, restraints, and other coercive practices and to develop the knowledge base on trauma informed care. 

Updated in 2017

Prevention and Recovery: Evidence Based Database

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Repository of best practices and peer-reviewed journals about public health. 

Updated at least yearly

Individuals with Special Needs: Evidence Based Program Evaluation

Institute of Education Sciences – Children and Youth with Disabilities

List of evidenced-based programs with their effectiveness and outcomes. Also has intervention reports for each program which describes the program and costs along with its effectiveness. 

Updated continuously

CAPE AND ISLANDS UNITED WAY

1600 Falmouth Road, Unit 25
P.O. Box 367

Centerville, MA 02632
508.775.4746 

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