Health in Your Neighborhood

“What is happening with the health of my neighborhood?” That question is common to hear from community residents, advocates and policymakers who care about the health of Philadelphians. Philadelphia is a combination of unique communities and the health of these communities varies greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood.
 
These reports reflect the current health status of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.
 

  • Preparing for Health Reform: Primary Care Availability and Unmet Need
  • Healthy Philadelphia released a report that shows a severe lack of health care resources in Northeast Philadelphia.  An estimated 18,000 Philadelphians in the Northeast may be going without needed care such as cancer screenings, blood pressure and diabetes medicines, or asthma treatment.

 

  • Maternal, Child and Family Health 2010 Annual Report
    Read the facts about mother and child health throughout Philadelphia and its neighborhoods. The information is vital for program development for social service providers, policymakers, community leaders, grassroots advocates and health organizations.

 

  • 2009 Health Center Service Area Report
    The 2009 Health Center Service Area Report summarizes the major health indicators for each neighborhood served by the city’s eight community health centers including information on insurance, chronic disease, hospital stays, cancer screenings, births, sexually transmitted diseases and leading causes of death.