Health and the Economy
Publication Date: June 30, 2009
The Boston Paradox report, published in 2007 by NEHI and the Boston Foundation, demonstrated that Massachusetts has plenty of health care but not enough health. The economic recession has only put challenges related to unhealthy behaviors -- and resulting chronic illness -- into starker relief. Healthy People in a Healthy Economy offers a blueprint for action that will help connect the missing links between health, healthy behaviors and a healthy economy.
Super Cluster: Volume II. Ideas, Perspectives and Updates from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Industry
Publication Date: June 13, 2008
The second installment in the Super Cluster series, which looks at ideas, perspectives and trends shaping the global impact of the Massachusetts life sciences industry.
Publication Date: June 1, 2007
Health care resources are being devoted to treatment -- and not prevention -- of chronic disease, which is impacting economic competitiveness.
Publication Date: April 1, 2007
The Massachusetts life sciences "super cluster" -- the industry and academic sectors which touch and enhance the life sciences -- should be supported so it can continue to provide a sustainable economic foundation for the commonwealth.
Publication Date: January 1, 2004
Given New England's historic stronghold in key segments of the health care industry and its importance to the wellbeing of the region's economy and citizens, it is critical that measures are taken to reinvigorate growth and to ensure New England's strength from bench to bedside.
Publication Date: February 1, 2003
New England must take steps to maintain its national leadership in health care employment, reverse the decline in employment growth and make the region more attractive to health care employers.