Client(s): Town of Weymouth
Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Applied Research & Evaluation
Technical Expertise: State and Local Public Health
JSI worked with the town of Weymouth, Massachusetts to identify unmet health needs in the town and devise a plan to prioritize unmet health needs and key risk factors that may be modified through lifestyle changes. The project conducted a mail survey of a random sample of 5,000 households as well as a survey of all 3,400 Weymouth public school students in grades six through twelve. The information assisted the Town's decision-making about priorities for improving services and designing interventions that may prevent or reduce the incidence of ill health.