The State of Our Health 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. The State of Our Health: A Statewide Health Assessment of Pennsylvania was developed through collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data with engagement of 82 organizations who participate in the Healthy Pennsylvania Partnership.
Central to the assessment is the information on health disparities and the factors, often social determinants, associated with these disparities. The lens for analyzing health in Pennsylvania was through these 8 themes illustrated below.
The State of Our Health will be continually reviewed and updated to reflect current and emerging health concerns impacting the population. To become involved in the Healthy Pennsylvania Partnership or the update committee, contact the SHA team at RA-SHA@pa.gov.