Pennsylvania State Health Assessment
PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTED
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is seeking public comment on the 2013 Pennsylvania State Health Assessment. The assessment is a report on the health status, health risks, and healthcare services in Pennsylvania. It was developed through a collaborative process of collecting and analyzing data, and will be used to identify priorities and policies, garner resources, and plan actions to improve the population’s health.
The links below contain a summary of the key health findings and an overview of the developmental process of the assessment. These documents are being shared for public comment. This feedback may be used to modify the current state health assessment and/or assist in the development of future state health assessments. All feedback will be reviewed, but will not be made public.
The public feedback period has ended and comments are no longer being sought. Thank you to all who shared their feedback.
Pa. Key Health Findings
Pa. State Health Assessment Process
The Pennsylvania State Health Assessment (PA SHA) will provide a “one-stop” summary of information on health status, health risks and healthcare services in Pennsylvania. It will:
· identify areas for health improvement;
· determine factors that contribute to health issues; and
· identify assets and resources that can be mobilized to address population health improvement.
This assessment is scheduled to be completed by Fall, 2013.
· The PA SHA is being developed through a collaborative process with department bureaus and programs, other state agencies, and organizations that represent diverse state populations and state health challenges.
· National standards for public health departments, developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), are being used to identify best practices for the assessment.
Click here for a list of the members of the advisory committee and their affiliations.
This fact sheet gives an overview of the assessment and how it is being conducted.