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1 Needs Assessment: Community Fact Sheets Massachusetts Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative

2 Fact Sheet: Holyoke (#1) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: 26.4% of residents live below 100% FPL / highest in MA 74.5% of women giving birth receive publically financed health care / highest in MA Teen (15-19 years) birth rate is 95.7 per 1,000 live births / highest in MA 40.9% of infants are born to mothers with less than a high school education / 2nd highest in MA HOLYOKE- AT A GLANCE: Population: 41,089 (12 th ) Estimated Population (0-3yrs): 1,908 Resident Births: 701 Median Income: $34,496 Number of HV Programs: 7 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domains: Child Readiness (#2), Parenting Stressors (#1), Violent Crime (#5) and Economic Self Sufficiency (#2) Required IndicatorsHolyokeStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 - % live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant deaths per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 -% below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crimes per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 - % high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 -rate of substantiated reports per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 94 % Physical: 9 % Sexual: 2% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

3 Fact Sheet: Lawrence (#2) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: 74.8% of residents self identify as non-White / highest in MA 12.4 % of 9th-12th grade students drop out / highest in MA 24.3% of residents live below 100% FPL / 2nd highest in MA Teen (15-19 years) birth rate is 76.8 per 1,000 live births / 3rd highest in MA LAWRENCE, AT A GLANCE: Population: 81,591 (9 th ) Estimated Population (0-3yrs): 3,921 Resident Births: 1,379 Median Income: $32,337 Number of HV Programs: 6 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domains: Child School Readiness (#1), Vulnerable Populations (#1) and Economic Self Sufficiency (#1), Parenting Stressors (#4) Required IndicatorsLawrenceStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 - % live birth less than 2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant deaths per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 -% below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crimes per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 - % high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 -rate of substantiated reports per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 82% Physical: 25% Sexual: 3% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

4 Fact Sheet: Springfield (#3) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: 30.7% of infants are born to mothers with less than a high school education / 3rd highest in MA Violent crime rate is reported offenses per 100,000 individuals / 3rd highest in MA 47.0% of children (0-<18 years) live in single parent households / 2nd highest in MA Teen (15-19 years) birth rate is 73.7 per 1,000 live births / 4th highest in MA SPRINGFIELD, AT A GLANCE: Population: 156,358 (3 rd ) Estimated Population (0-3yrs): 6,993 Resident Births: 2,458 Median Income: $34,113 Number of HV Programs: 9 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domains: Maternal & Infant Health (#2), Parenting Stressors (#2), Violent Crime (#3), Economic Self Sufficiency (#3), Child Health (#5), Child School Readiness (#5) Required IndicatorsSpringfieldStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 - % live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant deaths per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 -% below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crimes per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 - % high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 -rate of substantiated reports per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 93% Physical: 10% Sexual: 3% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

5 Fact Sheet: Chelsea (#4) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: 43.8% of infants are born to mothers who have less than a high school education / highest in MA Violent crime rate is per 100,000 / highest in MA 69.7% of mothers are foreign-born / highest in MA The teen birth rate is 81.2 live births per 1,000 females aged years / 2nd highest in MA CHELSEA, AT A GLANCE: Population: 34,128 (15 th ) Estimated Population (0-3yrs): 1,694 Resident Births: 745 Median Income: $39,710 Number of HV Programs: 4 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domains: Violent Crime (#1), Vulnerable Populations (#2), Parenting Stressors (#3) and Economic Self Sufficiency(#4) Required IndicatorsChelseaStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 -% live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant death per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 - % below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crime per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 -% high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 - rate of supported investigations per 1,000 Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 95% Physical:8 % Sexual: 1% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

6 Fact Sheet: Lowell (5 th ) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: 31.7% of students are considered to have limited English proficiency / highest in MA 6.3% of children (0-11 years) are on the waitlist for subsidized childcare / 4th highest in MA Lowell School District has been designated as a Level 4 district, which indicates that it contains one or more schools among the lowest-performing and least improving 2% based on quantitative indicators LOWELL, AT A GLANCE: Population: 105,749 (4 th ) Population Ages (0-3): 4,550 Resident Births: 1,775 Median Income: $49, % of students are considered to have limited English proficiency / highest in MA Number of HV Programs: 7 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domains: Child School Readiness (#4) & Vulnerable Populations (#4) Required IndicatorsLowellStatewide Premature Birth 1 - % before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 - % live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant deaths per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 - % below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crimes per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 - % high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 - rate of substantiated reports per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 90% Physical: 14% Sexual: 2% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

7 Fact Sheet: New Bedford (6 th ) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: Violent crime rate is 1,302.0 reported offenses per 100,000 people / 2nd highest in MA 13.3% of residents are unemployed / 4th highest in MA 64.5 children (0- <9 years) per 1,000 are victims of substantiated maltreatment / 4th highest in MA 41.4% of children (ages 0-<18 years) lived in single parent homes / 5th highest in MA NEW BEDFORD, AT A GLANCE: Population: 94,502 (7 th ) Population Ages (0-3): 3,737 Resident Births: 1,389 Median Income: $36,775 Number of HV Programs: 7 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domains: Maternal & Infant Health (#4), Violent Crime (#2) and Economic Self Sufficiency (#5) Required Indicators New Bedford Statewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 - % live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant deaths per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 -% below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crimes per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 - % high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 -rate of substantiated reports per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 94% Physical: 10% Sexual: 2% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

8 Fact Sheet: Fall River (7 th ) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: 13.3% of residents are unemployed / 3rd highest in MA Substance use disorder admission rate is per 100,000 individuals / 3rd highest in MA 10.1% of high school (grade 9-12) students drop out / 3rd highest in MA 14.3% of children (0-<3 years) are enrolled in Early Intervention / 4th highest in MA Violent crime rate is reported offenses per 100,000 / 4th highest in MA FALL RIVER, AT A GLANCE: Population: 92,117 (9 th ) Population Ages (0-3): 3,472 Resident Births: 1,251 Median Income: $35,814 Number of HV Programs: 5 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domains: Child School Readiness (#3), Parenting Stressors (#5) and Violent Crime (#4) Required IndicatorsFall RiverStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 - % live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant deaths per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 -% below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crimes per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 - % high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 -rate of substantiated reports per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 93% Physical: 11% Sexual: 3% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

9 Fact Sheet: Lynn (8 th ) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: 50.4% of Lynn students speak English as a second language / 3rd highest in MA 25.3% of students in Lynn have limited English proficiency / 3rd highest in MA 27.9% of infants are born to mothers who have less than a high school education / 5 th highest in MA LYNN, AT A GLANCE: Population: 92,186 (8 th ) Population Ages (0-3): 3,906 Resident Births: 1,501 Median Income: $41,933 Number of HV Programs: 7 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domain: Vulnerable Populations (#3) Required IndicatorsLynnStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 - % live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant deaths per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 -% below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crimes per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 - % high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 -rate of substantiated reports per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 92% Physical: 14% Sexual: 2% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

10 Fact Sheet: Southbridge (9 th ) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: Rate of asthma and asthma-related hospitalizations is per 100, year olds / highest in MA Teen (15-19 years) birth rate is 67.3 per 1,000 live births / 5th highest in MA Southbridge School District has been designated as a Level 4 district, which indicates that it contains one or more schools among the lowest- performing and least improving 2% based on quantitative indicators SOUTHBRIDGE, AT A GLANCE: Population: 17,503 (16 th ) Population Ages (0-3): 3,906 Resident Births: 237 Median Income: $40,788 Number of HV Programs: 5 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domain: Child Health (#1) Required IndicatorsSouthbridgeStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 - % live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant deaths per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 -% below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crimes per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 - % high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 -rate of substantiated reports per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 91% Physical: 15% Sexual: 3% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

11 Fact Sheet: Boston (#10) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: 771 refugees/asylees have resettled in Boston in the last five years / 3rd highest in MA Violent crime rate is 1,104.4 reported offenses per 100,000 people / 6th highest in MA Rate of asthma and asthma-related hospitalizations is 1, per 100, year olds/ 2nd highest in MA 19.5% of Boston residents live below 100% FPL / state average: 9.3% BOSTON, AT A GLANCE: Population: 558,435 (1 st ) Estimated Population (0-3yrs): 19,688 Resident Births: 8,019 Median Income: $52,433 Number of HV Programs: 13 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domain: Child Health (#4) Required IndicatorsBostonStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 - % live birth less than 2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant deaths per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 -% below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crimes per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 - % high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 -rate of substantiated reports per 100,000 (0 -<9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 86% Physical: 19% Sexual: 2% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

12 Fact Sheet: Brockton (#11) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: 44.6% of women giving birth in the city are foreign-born, compared to the state average of 17.2% 61.0% of women giving birth receive publically financed health care / state average: 33.1% Infant mortality rate is 8.5 deaths per 1,000 live births / state average: 4.9 per 1,000 BROCKTON, AT A GLANCE: Population: 100,366 (5 th ) Estimated Population (0-3yrs): 4,071 Resident Births: 1,552 Median Income: $50,197 Number of HV Programs: 4 Ranked Top 5 in Domain: None Required IndicatorsBrocktonStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 -% live birth < 2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant death per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 - % below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crime per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 -% high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 - rate of substantiated reports per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 91% Physical: 14% Sexual: 2% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

13 Fact Sheet: Worcester (#12) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: 1,485 refugees/asylees have resettled in the city in the past five years / highest in the MA 28.2% of students have limited English proficiency in school / 2nd highest in MA Infant mortality rate is 8.9 per 1,000 live births / state average of 4.9 per 1,000 WORCESTER, AT A GLANCE: Population: 179,839 (2 nd ) Estimated Population (0-3yrs): 6,746 Resident Births: 2,760 Median Income: $45,944 Number of HV Programs: 6 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domain: Vulnerable Populations (#5) Required IndicatorsWorcesterStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 -% live birth < 2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant death per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 - % below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crime per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 -% high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 - rate of substantiated reports per 100,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 90% Physical: 16% Sexual: 3% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

14 Fact Sheet: Revere (#13) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: 8.5% of children (0-<11 years) are on the waitlist for subsidized childcare / highest in MA 59.7% of women giving birth in Revere are foreign-born, the fourth highest percentage in Massachusetts 57.5% of women giving birth receive publically- financed health care / state average: 33.1% REVERE, AT A GLANCE: Population: 45,551 (10 th ) Estimated Population (0-3yrs): 1,650 Resident Births: 761 Median Income: $49,178 Number of HV Programs: 4 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domain: None Required IndicatorsRevereStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 -% live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant death per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 - % below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crime per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 -% high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 - rate of supported investigations per 1,000 Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 95% Physical:8 % Sexual: 1% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

15 Fact Sheet: Pittsfield (#14) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet HIGHLIGHTS: Substance use disorder admissions rate is per 100,000 individuals / 2nd highest in MA 66.8 per 1,000 children (0- <9 years) are victims of substantiated child maltreatment / 3rd highest in MA 34.1% of women receive less than adequate prenatal care / 4th highest in MA 25.6% of mothers report smoking during pregnancy/ 4th highest rate in MA PITTSFIELD, AT A GLANCE: Population: 43,949 (11 th ) Estimated Population (0-3yrs): 1,580 Resident Births: 520 Median Income: $43,507 Number of HV Programs: 6 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domain: Child Maltreatment (#2) Required IndicatorsPittsfieldStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 -% live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant death per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 - % below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crime per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 -% high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 - rate of substantiated maltreatment per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 97% Physical: 6% Sexual: 2% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

16 Fact Sheet: North Adams (15 th ) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet POINTS OF INTEREST: 74.3 per 1,000 children (0 - <9 years) have substantiated reports of maltreatment / highest in MA 33.7% of mothers report smoking during pregnancy / 2nd highest in MA 21,413.4 per 100,000 children (0 - <9 years) experience unintentional injuries / 4th highest in MA NORTH ADAMS, AT A GLANCE: Population: 14,031 (17 th ) Population Ages (0-3): 480 Resident Births: 150 Median Income: $35,020 Number of HV Programs: 4 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domain: Child Maltreatment (#1) Required IndicatorsNorth Adams Statewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 - % live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant deaths per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 -% below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crimes per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 - % high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 -rate of substantiated reports per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 97% Physical: 6% Sexual: 2% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

17 Fact Sheet: Everett (16 th ) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet POINTS OF INTEREST:  64.8% of women giving birth in Everett are foreign born / 2nd highest in MA  62.2% of mothers giving birth are receiving publically-financed health care / 6th highest in MA  16.2% of children aged (0- <3 years) are enrolled in EI / state average: 14.0 EVERETT, AT A GLANCE: Population: 37,100 (14 th ) Population Ages (0-3): 1,371 Resident Births: 655 Median Income: $49,830 Number of HV Programs: 3 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domain: None Required IndicatorsEverettStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 - % live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant deaths per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 -% below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crimes per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 - % high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 -rate of substantiated reports per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 93% Physical: 16% Sexual: 3% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

18 Fact Sheet: Fitchburg (17 th ) Massachusetts Home Visiting Needs Assessment Fact Sheet POINTS OF INTEREST: 11.7% of residents are unemployed / 5th highest in MA 8.4% of high school students (grade 9-12) drop out / state average: 2.9% 51.9% of women giving birth receive publically financed health care / state average of 33.1% FITCHBURG, AT A GLANCE: Population: 40,514 (13 th ) Population Ages (0-3): 1,626 Resident Births: 615 Median Income: $47,369 Number of HV Programs: 6 Ranked Top 5 at-risk in Domain: None Required IndicatorsFitchburgStatewide Premature Birth 1 -% before 37 weeks Low Birth Weight 2 - % live birth <2500 grams Infant Mortality 3 - infant deaths per 1,000 live births Poverty 4 -% below 100% FPL Crime 5& 6 -violent crimes per 100,000 residents Substance Abuse 11 - crude rate per 100, Domestic Violence 7 - % abuse prevention filings (restraining orders) Vulnerable Populations 12 - % non-white variable as a proxy for subcategory School Drop-out Rates 8 - % high school drop outs Unemployment 9 - % unemployed Child Maltreatment 10 -rate of substantiated reports per 1,000 (0- <9 years) Child Maltreatment - rate of substantiated maltreatment by type Neglect: 91% Physical: 26% Sexual: 2% Neglect: 92% Physical: 13% Sexual: 2%

19 Data Sources 1: Premature Birth: Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP): Retrieved from 2 Low Birthweight: Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP): Retrieved from 3 Infant Mortality: Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP): Retrieved from 4 Poverty: Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP): Retrieved from 5 Crime: Criminal Justice Information Services Division. (2008). Violent crime crude rate (custom report): U.S. Department of Justice 6 Crime: Commonwealth Fusion Center. (2008). Uniform Crime (custom report): MA Crime Reporting Unit of the MA State Police 7 Domestic Violence: 2010, Massachusetts Court Filings, total court filings for 2009: Retrieved from 8 School Drop-out: Division of Information Services. (2010). Dropout Rates in Massachusetts Public Schools: Boston MA: MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 9 Unemployment: Division of Unemployment Assistance. (2010). Labor force, employment and unemployment in Massachusetts (custom report). Boston, MA: MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development 10 Child Maltreatment: Division of Early Intervention and Special Projects. (2010). Rate of children <9 years with supported allegations and unduplicated counts of child maltreatment (custom report). Boston, MA. MA Department of Children and Families 11 Substance Abuse: Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP): Retrieved from 12: Vulnerable Populations: Race Variable, 2005 Inter-Census Data; Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP): Retrieved from


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