Since 1983, Public Health Management Corporation's (PHMC’s) Community Health Data Base (CHDB) has served the information needs of health and human service agencies in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region by providing up-to-date and reliable community-level health and social service data. The CHDB implements one of the longest running regional Household Health Surveys in the country. The CHDB’s mission is to drive data-led community impact for the well-being of the community.
The CHDB addresses the increasingly important role of data in health care policy and decision making. It is designed to help health services providers, policy makers and communities target and measure the impact of their programs/initiatives. In fact, for the past twenty-five years, the CHDB has conducted hundreds of Community Health Needs Assessments across the region and throughout Pennsylvania to identify unmet needs. The CHDB provides not only the local level data needed for program planning, but through the assessment of community indicators of health and well-being, also provides the community level data needed to develop Community Health Improvement Plans. The CHDB data helps agencies to evaluate their economic and social return on investment at each stage of program development and implementation.
The CHDB is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Green Tree Community Health Foundation, United Way of North Penn, North Penn Community Health Foundation, Thomas Scattergood Foundation, and over 400 local hospital systems and health and human service organizations.
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