Pennsylvania Statewide Health Assessment Released

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Public Health Management Corporation, the Healthy Pennsylvania Partnership, and Bloom Planning have released the 2020 Pennsylvania State Health Assessment: The State of Our Health: A Statewide Health Assessment of Pennsylvania.

The state health assessment was completed between January and December 2020 and focuses on eight priority areas. The report explores the many ways Pennsylvanians have been impacted by social determinants of health and health inequities, as well as by COVID-19. The report highlights assets that can be utilized to improve health and identifies cross-cutting needs, like addressing access, prevention, and racism. This work aims to educate and mobilize communities to develop priorities, leverage resources, and plan actions to improve population health.