DATE : June 30, 2021
A new state report has found more than half of Massachusetts residents have unmet health-related social needs.
The new study from the Center for Health Information and Analysis used the 2019 Massachusetts Health Insurance Survey follow-up study to determine the prevalence of unmet health-related social needs. These cover issues such as food insecurity, housing instability, financial strain and employment instability in their families.
The key findings from the study are:
“This research brief provides the first statewide estimate on the prevalence of unmet health-related social needs in the Commonwealth,” CHIA Executive Director Ray Campbell said in a press release. “This brief addresses an important gap in understanding on this topic by examining the burden these unmet needs place on Massachusetts residents and families.”
The full brief is available online.
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