Poverty Data by Town
American Community Survey: Poverty by Towns on Cape Cod (August 2013)
Poverty Data by Town on Cape Cod 2007 – 2011
Barnstable County Demographic and Socioeconomic Data
In Focus: The Demographic and Socioeconomic Landscape of Barnstable County (Christine Clements Stein, June 2013)
This report provides a broad range of indicators on the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Barnstable County that are of particular relevance to the health and human services communities. This report includes data presented to a variety of audiences earlier in the year, but is considerably more comprehensive.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance (BRFSS)
BRFSS Report 2008-2010: Barnstable County and Massachusetts (Christine Clements Stein and Rasneet Sandhu, August 2012)
This report describes the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and summarizes more than 70 health and behavioral indicators for the years 2008 to 2010, contrasting results for Barnstable County residents with those for Massachusetts as a whole.
Healthy Happy Eating
The Cape Cod Hunger Initiative: Healthy Foods on Pantry Shelves (Christine Clements Stein & Caroline Conena, February 2012)
Summary of a unique partnership of food pantries, disability agencies, county departments and Stop & Shop supermarkets to increase donations of healthy foods to area food pantries.
Addressing Substance Use on Cape Cod: Action Plan for the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council covering the period 2015-2020 (August 2015)
Analysis of Substance Abuse on Cape Cod: A Baseline Assessment (Vaira Harik, Alison El Ayadi, Samantha Kossow; March 2015)
The report provides a snapshot of substance dependency, and its related costs, for Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The report is intended to inform programming and policy needs as defined by the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council.
Substance Abuse Treatment Statistics: Barnstable County Residents, Focus on 2007 to 2011 (Christine Clements Stein, July 2013)
Summary and discussion of Massachusetts Department of Public Health/Bureau of Substance Abuse Services admission data on substance abuse treatment for Barnstable County residents for fiscal years 2007 to 2011.
Fact Sheet: Suicide Deaths on Cape Cod and the Islands, 2000-2011 (Vaira Harik, July 2014)
This fact sheet summarizes data on suicide deaths specific to residents of Cape Cod (Barnstable County), Martha’s Vineyard (Dukes County), and Nantucket during the period of 2000 to 2011.
In Focus: Suicide Deaths Cape Cod and the Islands 2000 – 2009, (Christine Clements Stein and Rasneet Sandhu; November 2012)
Summary and discussion of data on suicide deaths on Cape Cod and the Islands to inform the extensive efforts taking place in the region to reduce the incidence of these deaths.
A Community Response: Addressing Suicide And Depression Among Men On Cape Cod (Christine Clements Stein, May 2010)
A case study on the rapid and collaborative effort of state, county and town officials with other community organizations to address the 2010 increase in suicide deaths in the Town of Falmouth and the concern for men and depression.
Monitoring the Human Condition
The Department conducted the Human Condition research from 2004 to 2008 to assess numerous aspects of the well-being of Cape Cod residents. Warren Smith, a retired staff member, led this research building on other community needs assessments he and others conducted before 2004, including the Community Health Needs Assessment Study of 1998. Because of the time sensitivity of this type of data, we are providing only recent reports on this website. Please contact Vaira Harik if you have inquiries about reports that precede these dates at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-375-6629.
The Department is re-configuring its method for gathering and publishing primary data on the health and well being of Cape Cod residents. At present, Cape Cod Health Care (CCHC) Community Benefits is conducting a health needs assessment to be published spring 2012. The Department is postponing further primary data collection until CCHC publishes its results to avoid duplication of effort and to build on CCHC’s assessment.