Since 1983, Public Health Management Corporation's (PHMC) 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 is funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the William Penn Foundation, the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, & local hospital systems & health and human service organizations.
Please visit the CHDB website monthly for new data findings and member highlights!
New Data from the 2012 Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey
Since 1983, PHMCís Community Health Data Base (CHDB) has provided local health and wellbeing data to assist health and human service providers across the Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) region assess community need, conduct advocacy, plan and develop programs, and guide policy decisions. The CHDB staff are excited to release data from the 2012 Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey!
The Household Health Survey is one of the largest local health surveys in the county and has been conducted every other year since 1994, making it a unique resource in this region. The survey provides timely information on more than 13,000 residentsóchildren and adultsóliving in the five county SEPA region of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. This comprehensive survey supplies information on a broad range of topics such as health status and chronic health conditions, access to care, health behaviors, health screenings, and older adult social support needs. These data are available at the neighborhood, county, and regional level.
Core health indicators such as insurance status and cigarette smoking have been collected in the survey overtime, allowing for the tracking of trends. However, in response to changes in health and healthcare, both locally and nationally, new questions were added to the 2012 Household Health Survey.
View Details >>
Putting Current, Local Data to Use:
The major goal of the CHDB is to improve the health and wellbeing of the community by assuring that policies and programs address community needs.
|Next CHDB Orientation on March 28th|
|Please join us for our next orientation to learn more about the Community Health Data Base and how you can access Household Health Survey data.|
|Internet Access and Older Adults|
|Are you or anyone at your organization interested in issues related to internet access and older adults? If so, please click here for more information.|
|Upcoming Local Events of Interest|
|Click here to learn about upcoming local events, including Philadelphia Committee on City Policy's presentation on the ACA. If you'd like to showcase an event, please contact your CHDB Associate.|