In 2016, the MHTF worked with the Institute for Community Health (ICH) to create their strategic plan, which identified 4 focus areas for the MHTF:
Healthy Active Living
Adolescent Health and Leadership
Housing and Homelessness
Organized around these focus areas, the MHTF’s Data Dashboard compiles information about the health and wellness of the City of Lawrence and CHNA11 communities (Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, Middleton and North Andover). The goal of the dashboard to have a develop common understanding of the community health successes and challenges faced by Lawrence and CHNA11.
How it was created
In 2018 the MHTF engaged the Institute for Community Health to identify publicly available secondary data to be included in the Dashboard. Through conversations with MHTF staff, MHTF working group members and other stakeholders the indicators were identified, prioritized, and selected. Most indictors come from the following sources: