Our Healthy Mass was created to provide information to Massachusetts residents on the health status of their communities, as well as high-quality data to decision makers and communities.

Many of the features on this website are powered by WEAVE (Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment), a web-based open source data visualization software developed by faculty and students at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in partnership with the Open Indicators Consortium (OIC), whose goal is to transform publically available data into visually compelling and actionable indicators to inform public policy and community-based decision makers. Weave allows users to explore, analyze, visualize and disseminate data online. To learn more about WEAVE, please visit www.oicweave.org.

This website was created by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), with guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Funding for the website was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Community Transformation Grants.