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Health Situation Analysis (HSA):

What it is and How it Works
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Health Situation Analysis (HSA) is a public health method that uses data to define a situation in need of improvement; measure its extent, severity, and root causes; and, design an intervention that maximizes co-benefits across sectors, while minimizing co-harms.

The Alignment Process uses HSA to:

  1. Organize neighborhood (i.e., census tract) data into three categories: social determinants of health, community health status, and climate change vulnerability.

  2. Identify 3-5 high priority environmental health concerns in the neighborhood that a real estate development could influence through its design and/or operations.

  3. Link the environmental health priorities to measurable evidence-based design strategies.

  4. Identify opportunities for the project to measure its contribution to neighborhood goals and key performance indicators in local climate, health, and equity plans.

Northampton, MA, Census tract 25015821903

Census Tract: 25015821903

(Adjacent: 25015821904, 25015822000)

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Boston, MA, Census tract 25025080601

Census Tract: 25025080601

Waterford, VA, Census tract 51107610300

Census Tract: 51107610300

(Secondary: 51107610201)

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Buffalo, NY, Census Tract 36029003600

Census Tract: 36029003600

(Secondary: 36029003600)

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Bronx, NY, Census Tract 36005007100

Census Tract: 36005007100

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