Our Health Equity Dashboard identifies critical targets for eliminating health inequities in Philadelphia County. It is intended to raise awareness & inform priority setting & development of interventions which can be scaled to have a sustainable impact.
"Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care."
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
We developed a conceptual model to acknowledge the complex interplay of factors affecting health and health equity.
For more information about health equity in Philadelphia we recommend the following resources, which we relied on for the construction of our Health Equity Dashboard.
Provides summaries of health outcomes and health-related factors (e.g., health behaviors, clinical care, social & economic factors, and physical environment) for counties across the United States.
Provides geographic, ethnographic, longitudinal, and comparative assessments of indicators reflecting health behaviors, health conditions, health care factors, and social and environmental determinants of health.
Developed by the city of Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative, these rankings provide detailed insights on health outcomes and health-related in Philadelphia at the neighborhood level.