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Department of Health Plans

  • Department of Health Strategic Plan
    The strategic plan illustrates our commitment to health equity, collaboration, continuous quality improvement and evidence-based decision making. We used data from staff and partners, and state, national, and local sources to determine the opportunities that will lead to the greatest impact for Pennsylvanians. The department will build upon the great work already being done in the commonwealth to achieve a healthy Pennsylvania for all.
  • State Health Assessment (SHA)
    The State Health Assessment (SHA) is an assessment of the health of Pennsylvanians. It identifies the populations most impacted by various health risks and outcomes and the possible causes for those disparate impacts. 
  • State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP)
    The State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) is a multi-year strategic plan developed in collaboration with a diverse public partnership of stakeholders across the commonwealth. It is a primary and expert resource for establishing and maintaining public health policies, is a comprehensive process and is strategic.

View more information from the Office of Operational Excellence (OpEx), which strategizes, coordinates, and directs the activities of departmental plans including the Strategic Plan, the State Health Assessment, the State Health Improvement Plan, the Quality Improvement Plan, and assists in the creation of the Workforce Development Plan.